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^ JUf\3 1933 

Iris 

' BEARDED 
DUTCH 
ENGLISH 
JAPANESE 
SPURIA 

Poppies 
Lilies 



SUMMER 

AND 

FALL 

1933 



"MELDORIC" 

(SEE PAGE FIFTEEN) 



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Qreetinqs! 

S^^g^^ OUR ]MANY FRIENDS and eiistomers eveiywhere we present herewith onv offerings of 
choice Irises, Lilies, and other hnlbs and plants. Our collection of iris is one of the best and 
' most modern in the world, and as specialists in this flower Ave have devoted a major portion of 
our catalogue to the ii'is. But lovers of flowers in general will, we hope, find much of interest 
besides the iris, for we have to offer several especially fine HARDY LILIES, an exceptionally inter- 
esting collection of ORIENTAL POPPIES, and some unusual BULBOUS IRIS for the early spring 
garden. For satisfactory results all of tliese items should be planted in the summer or early autumn. 

NO FALL CATALOG THIS YEAR— EVERYTHING WE OFFER IS LISTED HEREIN 

Your attention is directed to a few novelties which we are listing for the first time. These include three 
new SPURIA iris, the rare and seldom listed bulbous iris JUNC'EA, a new lily, the three French irises on 
page 4, and a new pink introduction on the same page. 

COOLEY'S IRIS LIST has lieen built up diu-ing five successive years of personal visits and contacts with 
iris growers in practically ever.y section of the United States. During this period, ^Ir. R. ISl. Cooley has 
visited at blooming time the famous iris groAvers and hybridizers in California, Nebraska, Missouri. Indiana, 
Ohio, "Washington, D. C, Philadelphia. Ncav York and Ncav England, Illinois and jNIinnesota, besides numer- 
ous intermediate points. Probably no other iris enthusiast in this country has enjoyed as Avide a personal 
acquaintance with iris celebrities, attended as many iris shows, or viewed a like numlier of commercial and 
private iris collections of fame and prominence. 

And so, Avith this knoAvledge and experience, Ave have Imilt up an iris planting Avhich is al)solutely up-to- 
date. Avith a minimum of duplications in color and style, and the purchaser can be assured that if it comes 
from our gardens, it must be good! 



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A WORD ABOUT OUR STOCK 

Oregon, and especially the AYillamctte Valley, has 
acquired a Avorld-Avide reputati(Ui tor luilb and jilant 
production. Our gardens are located in the heart of 
this renoAvned valley, and all of the stock Ave offer is 
grown right here. This fact, coupled Avith our clean 
and intensive cultural methods, enables us to furnish 
plants of a ([uality that few groAvers can duplicate. 
Our iris rhizomes are of exceptional size and vigor, 
and in many instances one root purchased from us in 
July or August Avill rcAvard the OAvner Avith tAvo or 
three flower stalks the very fii-st season after jilant- 
ing. 

Our iris rhizomes are NOT IRRIGATED, NOT 
FERTILIZED, and Ave have NEVER HAD AN 
IRIS BORER ! LikeAvise, our lilies and other bulbs 
are large, sound, and free from ]iests and diseases. 
They are groAvn I'iglit liere and are perfectly fresh 
Avhen tlu^y start on their journey to your garden. 

NO ORDER ACCEPTED FOR LESS THAN $1.00 

Terms: Cash with the order, either check, draft, 
or money order. Enclosing cash in your letter may 
result in loss. 25% Avill hold until sliipping date. 

Discount: You may select additional plants to tlie 
A^alne of 10% of your order if it totals $3 or more. 



THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE COLLECTION 
OFFERS, hoAvever. Three of any 25e irises for 50e. 

Shipments: AVill lie made on bearded irises begin- 
ning about June 20th. If you Avisli your order sent 
later, or on any specific date, Ave shall carry out your 
instructions. Early shipments permit plants to be- 
come established before Avinter sets in, but rhizomes 
are not as large in July as they Avould be in August. 
AA"e prefer to ship around July 10th as an ideal time. 
Bullis, Jai)anese and Spuria iris, and Poppies. Avill 
not be shi]iped until the proper planting season, 
around September 1st, or slightly later. 

Transportation: Prepaid express or parcel post, 
AvhicheA'cr Ave deem most expedient. Be sure and 
state your express office, if different from postal 
address. AA^e pack in dry excelsior in Avell A^entilated 
cardboard cartons and guarantee safe delivery to 
I)oint of address. All shipments are insured. Remem- 
her. Ave PREPAY all costs — the prices quoted herein 
are for delivery to your door. 

We Guarantee all bulbs and plants to be true to 
name, fir.st size, free from disease and pests, and to 
reach you in live and healthy condition. AA^e do not 
guarantee them to live or groAv in your garden under 
conditions over Avhieh Ave have no control. 
Tivo }■ 




Iris Prices 
Reduced/ 



MIDGARD 



WK are firmly convinced that the day of 
the "super-high-priced" iris novelty is 
passed. Economic conditions throughout this 
countr}' demand that, if there are any irises to 
be sold this year, PRICES MUST CO:\IE 
DOWN! 

It costs us a great deal of money to place 
this catalog in your hands, and usually an ex- 
pensive catalog means high prices, but rather 
than follow this policy now, and then of necessity come out late in the season 
with a list of drastic reductions, kc arc makinr/ our cuts ric/ht note, in tliis catalog. 

True, there are a few limited items which we have in very small ({uantity, 
and the price on these we obviously cannot reduce. Nor can we supply a first 
quality rhizome at less than 2.5 cents unless ordered in quantity, as in the $2 
collections. But, as you turn through the following pages, you will find that 
most of those real iris aristocrats which you have been waiting to add to yoiu* 
own garden can now be had at REAL DEPRESSIOX PRICES! 

Don't wait too long to place yoin* order, if you expect to have your selection 
filled completely. We have considerable stock, but it may be snapped up 
quickly. 



INDEX 



"Asia if;2 Collection" 

Bearded Iris List 

"Clara Noyes" Collection... 
Cultivation of Bearded Iris. . 
Cultivation of Bulbous Iris. . . 
"Dolly Madison" Collection. 
"Desert Gold" Collection . . . 

Dutch Iris 

Dwarf Iris 

English Iris 

"Frivolite" Collection 



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... 13 
... 2^ 
... 24 
... !) 
... 9 
... 25 
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Japanese Iris 

Juneea, a New Bull) Iris. 
Lilies, New Sunset Lily . 
"Midgard" Collection . 
NeAV Introductions .... 

Oriental Poppies 

"Phebus" Collection . . . 

Reticulata Iris 

Si)uria Iris 

Terms, etc. READ IT ! . , 



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Pat/e Three , 



7\[ety 

IRISES from FRANCE 

TWO years ago American iris enthusiasts 
visiting in France brought home glowing 
accoinits of three new seedlings produced by 
that master hybridist, "SI. Cayeux, of Paris. 
Of course he exhibited thousands of seedlings 
in his gardens, but three of them were espe- 
cially fine and excited comment from every 
English and American visitor. As soon as we 
heard about them we promptly ordered a few 
rhizomes of each, and despite their long jour- 
ney over the Atlantic and thence across the 
United States, they reached us in splendid 
condition and flowered beautifully the follow- 
ing ]May. 

These new irises, which will be released frojii 
Federal Quarantine about July 1st, are here- 
with offered for the first time in America. 

Jean Cayeux 

This iw the most beaiitiful iris we have ever floAv- 
ered in onr gardens. Likewise, it is one of the most 
unusual in oolor — a soft, smooth light buff, described 
by some as "coffee colored" and hy others as 
Havana-brown. The form is perfect, as the accom- 
panying illustration shows, and the size is larger 
than average. In our garden it Avas splendidly 
branched, over three feet tall, and flowered over a 
long season. Jean Cayeux has been awarded a Cer- 
tificate of Merit by the French Horticultural Society 
and won the Dykes Medal in 1931 for fhe finest iris 
introduced that year. Very limited stock this year. 

Each $20.00 

Marquita 

A well named iris in brilliant luminous ivory 
yellow and oehraceous maroon. The standards are 
ivory deepening to sulphur at the base ; the falls are 
of the same color but are heavily and entirely lined 
with dark but brilliant maroon, giving to the flower 
a most striking and novel appearance. Limited stock. 

Each $12.00 

President Pilkington 

a very lovely pastel blend, which at one time 
bore the appropriate name of "Apparition". AVhen 

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JEAN CAYEUX 



AFr. Mead saw it blooming in France, he described 
the color as "a lavender-blue elephant tone", suf- 
fused with bronze. A huge flower, the stalks splen- 
didly branched to 1 feet tall. 

Standards are pale ])uff, with faint bluish and 
slightly rosy cast. Falls, wide and flaring lavender- 
blue with buffy yellow suffusion paling at the mar- 
gins. Beard golden yellow. 

Each $10.00 



Ethelwyn Dubuar 

Introduced for the first time. A deep pink 
self, grown by E. G. Lapham of Elkhart, Indi- 
ana. This is a huge flower, very much larger 
and a much deeper color than his "Eloise Lap- 
ham". "Ethelwyn" is a very heavy flowerer, 
a single clump producing a solid mound of rich 
pink. Three feet tall. Beard lemon yellow. 

Each $5.00; three for $12.00 



Four 



'ZUNI" 



'FRIVOLITE' 



"PHEBUS" 



Special Frivolite Collection 

Any 8, Your Choice, for $12.00 

Frivolite, Andante, Britoness, Coluuihiiie. Grace 
Sturtevant, Gold Top, Hassan, Indian Chief, 
Los Angeles, jMelchoir, ]\lirasol. Rosakura. San 
Diego, Henri Riviere, Sir ^Michael, Pliiie D'or, 
Siiiilight, Tuscany Gold. 



Special Phebus Collection 

All Rare Novelties ! 
Any 5, Your Choice, for $25.00 

Phebus, Bueehley's Giant, l)('i)ute Xomhlot. 
Dogrose, IMeldoric (see cover), ]\linistre V. 
David, Pink Satin, Red Rol)e, ]\lary Geddes, 
l.argo. NTu-iiialial. 



I Page Five 



THE WORLD'S FINEST IRISES 




amber wave 
Amber Wave 

A luminous amber yellow self, suffused and shot 
with olive bronze. The falls have a lovely faint vel- 
vety violet blue flush at the haft, which is heavily 
reticulated. The whole flower is perfectly propor- 
tioned and well balanced, with very broad standards 
and falls, which characteristic it owes to one of the 
parents, iMrs. Valerie West. Height 3 feet. Very late. 

Each $4.00 

Allies 

An autumn flowering iris that, with us at least, 
has not only bloomed in the spring and fall, but 
throughout the summer as well. Those who already 
have among fall bloomers the white, purple, and yel- 
low varieties from the Sass Brothers, will welcome 
this French variety, because it adds a different color 
note — one of red-brown and fawn, with some of the 
pigment found in Dauntless, although by no means 
as red. Rhizomes are usually quite small, but the 
flowers are of large size, and there just seems to be 
no end to its blooming possiltilities. 

Each 60c; three for $1,50 

Adobe 

A rich, soft, reddish buff combination that im- 
pressed me as the finest and most distinct of the 
Ijongfield seedlings when I visited tliere in 1930. The 

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stems are slender but tlie flowers are of very large 
size and well spaced. This is a lovely and very un- 
usual blend, the colorings being suggestive of the 
name. Very few rhizomes for sale ; each $7.50 

Aliquippa 

Good sized pale yellow with luminous center of 
deeper coloring. This iris, which has received a silver 
medal of the A. L S., is a very free bloomer and 
increases rapidly, thus being especially desirable 
where a mass of soft yellow is wanted in tlie garden. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

Anne-Marie Cayeux 

The smooth, soft tones of this iris are indescrib- 
able. The introducer says "a delicate blending of the 
sky's colors at sunset and those of a pigeon's 
throat." The flowers are very large, of an unusual 
thick and leathery substance. The whole effect is 
wonderfully beautiful — soft rosy heliotrope blended 
with greyish amlier, beard orange. One of the finest 
things ever to come from France. Each $5,00 

ASHTORETH 

A delicate yellow of very large size and perfec- 
tion of form, raised by Eugene Baudry of jMassachu- 
setts. At the Boston shoAV in 1930 it was awarded an 
H. M. and created a very favorable impression at 
Freeport, Illinois, last spring. One of the best of our 
several outstanding new yellow irises. 

Each $12,00 

Allure 

An English silver medal winner, with ruffled 
flowers of blended tones in yellow and soft lavender- 
pink. The stems are slender and graceful, and it 
makes a lovely cut flower. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.00 

Ambassaduer 

A magnificent and very dependable iris tliat 
every garden should have. Bronze standards and 
rich red-brown falls, large in size, and of bold grow- 
ing habit. 

Each 25c 

Andante 

The Longfield Iris Farm introduced Andante in 
1930 as a greatly im]iroved Gerniaine Perthuis. The 
great black buds unfold into flowers of perfect form 
and wondrous beauty. General effect is darkest pur- 
ple, with very bright orange beard. One of the excel- 
lent features is the almost total absence of veining. 

Each $2,00; three for $5.00 

Antares 

Fine new French introduction, but little known. 
Creamy standards, white falls, speckled and overlaid 
blue. Large bloom of unusual fragrance, and a novel 
color effect. 

Each 35c 

Apache 

a small flower of distinct red or crimson brown 
coloring. j\Iakes a wonderful mass, and increases 
rapidly. 

Each 35c 

Six 1- 



Aphrodite 

Vci'v t'l'atii-Miit and l)eantiful viol('t-])iiik self, -with 
wliitc flushed throat. Tall stalks, lasting long- in 
bloom. Each 30c; three for 80c 

Argynnis 

Very late s:)rt witii ricii yellow standards and 
chestnut falls. Tall, slender stalks. One of the best 
variegatas. Each 25c 

Asia 

One of the most famous irises ever offered and 
still one of the best and most distinet. Standards 
silvery lavender, shading to yellow. Flails pale red- 
l)in-ple. lighter neai' the margins. Very brilliant 
l>eard. Blooms of huge size, on four-foot stems. (See 
page 21. Each 30c; three for 80c 

Baldwin 

One of the largest varieties, of a peculiar shade 
of manganese violet. A sort of heliotrope color, with 
monster blooms freely produced. Each 75c 

Ballerine 

Another old l)ut popular variety. lndividu;d style 
and shape, carrying soft, silvery, lavender-blue flow- 
ers of great size. Each 25c 

Belisaire 

a fine blend, with light tan standards and ])iid\- 
ish ciunamon falls, overlaid brown. Supi-rinr to 
either De.jazet or Isoline. Each 50c 

BONITA 

A bright clear yellow, flowers of medium size, but 
well branched and produced abundantly. This is fine 
for massing, or to provide a rich yellow effect in the 
iris border. Each 25c 

Beau Sabreur 

A rich variegata introduced in 19:30 by the Long- 
field Iris Farm. Bright orange-yellow standards, 
lightly stained bronze ; falls very rich and velvety, of 
deep red-brown. This is a very rapid increaser, a 
single rhizome making a clump in one year's time. 
The new "Crown Prince" is a flower of this type, 
but of much greater size and height. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.50 

Blackamoor 

Nearly black until half opened, then taking on 
deepest blue tints, with a blue beard.' A giant flower 
on a tall and heavy stalk, finely branched. 
11. ^1. AIS 1931. Very limited stock. Each $5.00 

Blue Velvet 

Few irises have received more favorable comment 
dui'ing the past three years than has this rich velvety 
seedling from the hand of Dr. Loomis of Colorado 
Springs. An iris of the Swazi type, larger, bluer, 
and finer in every way. Not very rapid of increase, 
it will be in demand for a long time to come. 

Each $4.00 

Brittoness 

Pale lemon-cream, of ^Moonlight derivation. A 
very new introduction from England which has had 
little publicity, but is deserving of a place among the 



iris aristocracy. Blossoms of great size, slightly ruf- 
fled, splendid stem and branching habit ; slightly 
tender. Each $2.00 

Bruno 

This Dominion seedling is the parent or grand- 
jiarent of a large majority of the finest Dominion 
strain irises of recent introduction. It stands today 
as one of the largest, richest, brightest and most 
velvety of all irises, and no collection should be with- 
out it. Standards are rosy fawn shading to yellow at 
the base; falls a glowing rich red-brown, edged with 
buff. Each 50c; three for $1.00 

Buechley's Giant 

Inti'oduced by ('. F. Wassenburg of Van Wert, 
Ohio. Like our old favorite, Lord of June, but of 
even greater size, on cane-like stalks and of wonder- 
ful substanc(\ A great advanc(> in the blue-toned 
group. ' Each $10.00 

BUTO 

A very dark, solid i)ur])le, from the Sass Brothers, 
one of the darkest of all irises, and a very early one. 
Flowers are of large size, rounded in shape, and 
without any veining or reticulation. A very free 
blooming iris on medium height stems. 

Each 50c 

Camelliard 

Fairly recent, not especially rare, but one of the 
best and most brilliant light type variegatas. Tower- 
ing to four feet or more, a clump is a distinctive, 
high-light in the garden. Standards clear amber yel- 
low, falls flushed light inii'ple. yellow near the edges. 
One of :Mi.ss Sturtevant's best. Each $1.00 

Camilla Dubuar 

A pink self of good size, prolific in blooming 
habit, and with rampant foliage that is highly re- 
garded as suitable for pon] planting. This is some- 
thing different. Each $1.00 

Candlelight 

Pale pinkish buff, entirel.v overlaid lavender. 
Very tall, with vigorous foliage, and rapid of in- 
crease. Each 60c 

Cardinal 

Cei'tainly (uie of the best of all Dominion seed- 
lings, and in fact one of the Avorld's finest irises. 
Massive in size, with broad falls of deep, velvety, 
crimson-purple. Indisj)ensal)le. Each 80c 

Carfax 

This striking iris, produced on stems that branch 
four-way, six to eight in number, is heralded in Eng- 
land as an advance in iris breeding comparable to 
the introduction of Dominion. The blooms are huge, 
splendidly formed, and in color are a rich auricula 
red purple. The beard is inconspicuous, there being 
nothing to detract from the intense richness of the 
velvety falls. Height close to 4 feet. Carfax is an- 
other silver medal winner. Each $5.00 



-{ Page Seven \ 



Caroline E. Stringer 

A few years ago the Sass's gave us this lovely 
apple blossom pink — a pink so pale and delicate that 
it is almost a tinted v^^hite. It still stands as one of 
the really excellent things in fine iris, and at tlie 
present very low price no one should be witliout it. 

Each 35c ; three for 90c 

Cinnabar | 

Wonderfully rich, deep purple, medium size flow- 
ers oil tall stems. Each 75c 

CiTRONELLA 

Truly one of the finest garden irises, with bril- 
liant yellow standards, and falls of the same color 
heavily stained carmine. Quite tall. Each 25c 

Clara Noyes 

A lovely warm lilend from Hans Sass. At the time 
of my visit to~ his garden in 1930 I selected this as 
my favorite, and was equally impressed again last 
season. It was the favorite of all visitors to our own 
planting last May, and all of our available stock was 
quickly sold out. The coloring is a medley of peach 
and apricot tones, suggesting perhaps the rich and 
brilliant blendings of the rose "Talisman". Sher- 
man Duffy says of it: "Perhaps the most strikingly 
colored of all the new irises I saw this year and one ; 
that attracted attention wherever shown. A very 
brilliant and beautiful iris that everyone wanted at 
sight." See reproduction on page 13. 
H. I\r. AIS 11)31. A. M. 1932. Each $3.00 

Classic 

This was a "find" in the writer's trip through 
the mid-AVest in 1930. A gorgeous thing of the Asia 
type, of Dominion form and texture, with wide, flar- 
ing falls, and a stiff, cane-like stem. The huge stan- 
dards appear to be fashioned out of gold leaf, gradu- 
ally shading to reddisli-lavender in the upper por- 
tion. The beard and center of the floAver glows so 
vividly that Mr. Grinter, the hybridizer, says that 
when he looks into it, it almost seems to be alive. 
Classic is distinctly different from the average run 
of introductions, and we heartily recommend it. 

Each $4.00 

Columbine 

Introduced as a white Aphrodite, one of the 
parents. As clean and clear as a crystal, Avith lovely 
form, slender branching stems, this free flowering 
white is distinct from all other white irises, and as a 
result it was awarded the silver medal at the English 
Iris Society's exhibit in London in 1930. Columbine 
is a very fast multiplier, our own stock increasing 
about 50 to one in three years. 

Each $2.50 

Coronation 

For those who do not feel like investing in the 
newer yellows offered in this list because of the 
higher cost, Ave sincerely recommend Coronation. It 
is a uniform deep yelloAV, absolutely hardy, doesn't 
fade, and compares Avell Avith irises of recent intro- 
duction in other colors. Our large stock has been 
built up to meet the demand Avhich Ave felt sure 
Avould come Avhen groAvers realized the value of this 
yelloAv. Each $1.00; three for $2.00 




DAUNTLESS 



Coppersmith 

A very tall and robust iris Avith large floAvers of 
copper-bronze, overlaid Avith velvety red. 

Each 50c"; three for $1.00 

Crown Prince 

For years Dr. Kleinsorge has been Avorking for a 
true variegata Avith giant size. Dominion form, and 
on a tall and well branched stem. CroAvn Prince is 
a supreme achievement, and no other variegata seen 
in the four corners of the country compares with it. 
The standards are a solid deep orange-yelloAV, the 
falls solid velvety broAvnish-red. CroAvn Prince has 
every desired characteristic. It is the variegata that 
not only the Doctor has been looking for, but every 
other iris connoisseur as Avell. Very fcAv plants. 

Each $15.00 

Dauntless 

The peer of all red irises, a Dykes medal Avinner 
in America, and certainly one of the finest things 
ever introduced. The blooms are of great size, on 
tall stems, and floAver over a long season. In color 
Dauntless appears much redder than most other so- 
called red irises, due partly to the fact that it carries 
a mixture of orange and brown in its pigment and 
very little blue or purple. Across the garden it gloAVs 
like firi'. 

Each $3.00; three for $8.00 



•[ Pac/e Eight ]- 



'DOLl.V :\IAI)1S0.N"' 

"INDIAN CHIEF" 



'DESERT GOLD" 



Dolly Madison Collection 

Any 10, Your Choice, for $5.00 

Onialia, Swazi, (."oronation, Surprise. Mi's.saliuc 
Sik'h, Frieda ^lolir. Dolly ^ladison. Bean Ha- 
lireur. Euphony (.see cut, paji'e 13). Ophelia. 
I'urissinia, Le Coi'rege, Cinnabar, Allure. Buti>, 
Sonata. Cardinal, Elsinore, King Tut, Kans;is. 
Labor, Lindbergh. Michi'lline Charraire, liealiii. 



Desert Gold Collection 

Any 5, Your Choice, for $15.00 

Desert (Jold. IJanieses. Blre Velvet, Eloise Laj)- 
liain. Auiber Wave. Cai'fax, Classie, Goldilocks. 
Legend, A. Porter. Senlae, Vert-Galant. 

Erebian, ]\b's. Herbert Hoover, or I^othen. 



Paye Nine [■ 



Depute Nomblot 

The world's greatest iris. Blooming for the first 
time in America during the season of 1930, it almost 
liowled over all who saw it. Since that time it 
lias proven worthy of first impressions, and from 
England and France, as Avell as from all sections of 
this country, come songs of praise for this imposing 
giant of the race. Standards light glowing rosy- 
purple, overlaid bronzy-gold. Falls very Avide, spread- 
ing, purplish garnet-red, shading to lighter rosy- 
bronze at the edge. Deep orange beard. Over four 
feet tall, wonderfully well branched. Depute Nom- 
blot received a certificate of merit in 1929 at the 
Paris show, and in 1930 was awarded the Dykes 
medal. Each $7.00 

Delight 

Very lovely plicata with only the rose style 
branches to detract from its whiteness. 

Each 35c; three for 90c 

Desert Gold 

A very early, very large, and extremely fine ad- 
dition to our growing list of yellow sorts. Desert 
Gold is not a deep yellow, nor is it a pale yellow 
comparable to anything we now have in this class. 
Standards are large and domed, pure light yellow. 
Falls are extra broad and are a very light yellow, 
but the central portion is of an unusually brilliant 
chrome, with a heavy, deep yellow beard, and this 
makes for an effect not present in any other yellow. 
It certainly is deserving of a position among the best 
new introductions. Nothing else like it. See cut on 
page 9. H. M. AIS 1931. A. M. 1932. Each $5.00 

Dolly Madison 

With the blended colorings of an intensified 
Quaker Lady, and size, branching habit and height 
comparable to the best, this AVilliamson introduction 
has no superior in its class. As the Longfield cata- 
logue states: "Eventually you will own Dolly Madi- 
son." It carries some of the shades found in the 
new French varieties, Anne Marie Cayeux and Evo- 
lution. Eeliable everywhere, and certain to evoke 
the admii'ation of all who see it. See cut on page 9. 

Each 75c; three for $2.00 

DOGROSE 

A very beautiful, superb 
large, oval shaped flowers in a 
pink, with deep gold beard, 
shoulder high, and in the En 
Wisley it proved a sensation, 
the English shows were struck 
rose was awarded the silver 
show when exhibited as a se 
limited stock. 



pink iris, with very 
uniform shade of soft 
The stalks are almost 
glish trial grounds at 
American visitors at 
with its beauty. Dog- 
medal at the London 
edling in 1929. Very 
Each $8.00 



Duke of York 

Exquisite soft lavender-mauve, with tall and 
beautifully branched stalks. Vigorous and free 

^ Each 25c 

Egypt 

A grand iris of immense size and great substance, 
enduring wind and rain, as well as a strong sun. 
The flowers are of Mme. Gaudichau shape, but meas- 
ure over five inches from top to bottom. Broad 
standards, stiff and erect, of a livid bronzy-violet. 
Falls very large, long and drooping, of deep velvety 
maroon-purple, Avith black sheen. Bright gold beard. 
Very little reticulation.. A robust, free blooming, 
very tall and Avell branched new English variety from 
the firm of R. Wallace & Co. Each $3 00 

El Capitan 

Giant blooms which always evoke exclamations 
of surprise. A bicolor of light manganese violet, of 
perfect shape and of excellent habit. Each 75c 



Eloise Lapham 



liaised hy 
MR. E. G. LAPHAM 
Elkhart, Indiana 



This delightful pink iris Avas discoA'ered up- 
on the occasion of my first visit to Elkhart in 
1930. The color is indescribably soft and smooth, 
an even tone of delicate flesh pink, and the sub- 
stance is like kid. The flower itself is about the 
size and shape of Llidgard, and of medium 
height. As a clump in Mr. Lapham 's garden it 
dreAv instant attention, and its rapid increase 
and freedom of bloom Avill be sure to make it a 
great faA'orite. 

H. M. AIS 1932. Each $7.50 



Dream 

An old standby among the pinks. Rapid of in- 
crease and a picture in the garden. You must haA'e it. ErEBIAN 

Each 25c 

Duke of Bedford 

One of the best of the Dominion race, Avith very 
large floAvers of dark Adolet and rich purple. 

Each 25c 

-{ Pai/e Ten }> 



Elsinore 

A floAver but little knoAvn, and one which is de- 
serving of greater popularity. I found it blooming 
in splendid form in several gardens in Ncav York, 
Connecticut, and about Boston, and it made an in- 
stant hit Avitli me at least. Of only medium size, its 
dainty blossoms of pale primrose-yelloAv are deli- 
cately edged and stained violet, and are produced 
abundantly. Something different. Try it. 

Each 75c 

Eothen (Out of the East) 

Soft, ivory-yellow, entirely overlaid buff, produc- 
ing an effect of rich antique ivory. Typical Dominion 
shape, the falls flaring widely, and Avith domed 
standards. Large blooms, freely produced, make this 
a marvel in the garden picture. 

Each $5.00 



A self of rich, dark, bordeau red, lightened by a 
heavy gold beard. This iris, another of Dr. Loomis' 
Avonclerful seedlings, Avas one of the finest things I 
saAv at Freeport in 1930. 

H. M. AIS 1930. Each $5.00 




I\IOHR 

Euphony 

The Sass Brotliers have given us, of late years, a 
series of irises of the Ophelia type, ranging in tone 
from deep yellow-browns to pale yellow-pinks. Eu- 
phony is one of the most beautiful and distinct of all 
this series. The standards are mustard yellow, waved 
and fluted, stained with light brown at the tips. 
Falls are squarely held, mustard yellow, flushed with 
blue in the central portion and overlaid soft brown. 
This is a lovely and bright color harmony, and the 
great freedom of bloom of this variety makes it a 
heavy favorite. See color reproduction on page 13. 

EVADNE . ^^'^ 

Beautiful bronzy rose-red. This is one of tlie most 
brilliant of all irises when seen in a mass oi- clumi). 
Sure grower and tremendous multipliei'. Each 25c 

FiSMES 

Seldom offered and quite rare. A large l)lend of 
cream, yellow and olive, with rich orange beard. 

Frieda Mohr ^^^^ 

Dependable anywhere, despite tlie fact that it was 
originated in California and contains tender blood. I 
have found it perfectly at home in Ohio, ]\Iinnesota, 
and New England, as well as in the moist climate of 
the Pacific Northwest. The color is a lively shade of 
violet-pink, standards slightly lighter than the falls. 
Its huge size and great height make it a leader in 
any color class. Each $1.00; three for $2.00 

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Frivolite 

This French introduction is offered as a gi-eat 
improvement upon the variety ^larquisette. The gen- 
eral effect is one of rich and brilliant shrimp-pink, 
the entire blossom seemingly dusted with gold dust. 
]\Ir. Sherman Duffy, eminent iris authority and 
writer, states in RuHetin No. 41 for October, that 
during the past blooming season Frivolite made a 
distinct impression upon him, and that he considered 
it the finest thing in its class. A very lovely and 
unique novelty. Rapid of increase. See cut on jiage •"). 
GaVIOTA Each $2.00; three for $5.00 

A creamy white plicata, witli yclh)\v and brown 
stitchings. Very fast increaser, and a color ci)nil)iiui- 
tion seldom seen. Each 25c 



\ combinjition of I'icliest 
velvety ox-bl()0(l I'cd falls. 

Each 75c 



Gay Hussar 

A gay thing, iiub'ed 1 
and liriglitcst yellow and 

George J. Tribolet 

This variety, rating f)l), is one of oui' finest very 
dark ii-ises. The color is blacK-ish-piii-pIc, overlaid 
with a bronzy suffusion, and lit with a fine yellow 
lieard. Vigorous and tall. Each 25c 

George Yeld 

An attractive and brilliant comliination of ayiri- 
eot and crimson, the .^tandai'ds shaded rose, and the 
falls edged with a nai'row l)an(l of liuff. Another 
Xi'vy ea.sy grower and exciq)tiona Ily i)i-olific bloomer. 
r> rt Each 25c 

Geriviaine Ferthuis 

A wonderful iris, with substance like leather. A 
huge, glowing flower of l)right red-purj)le, with a 
fierv orange beard. Verv fragrant. 

Glowing Embers ^^"^ 

Tan or chamois colored standards: falls of rich 
crimson with netted hafts of orange and yellow. 
Large bloom, very tall, and with heavv foliage. 

Golden Promise '''' 

(Tear yellow standards, the falls yellow witli lav- 
ender and golden bronze tints near the haft. 

Gold Imperial ^^^^ ^'^'^^^ ^'^^ '^^'^^ 

A solid chrome yellow self. Exceptionally rapid 
of increase, it soon makes a golden spot in the border. 

Gold Stream ^^'"^ 

A very tall cream-yellow, with brilliant orange 
beard, giving it a verv striking appearance. 

Grace Sturtevant ^' ^^ 

Almost black-l)rown when first opening, this huge 
velvety Dominion seedling stands as one of the most 
populai' of all irises. Each $2.50 

Goldilocks 

Uniform yellow of a smooth, soft finish. I saw a 
splendid clump of this blooming in ]\Ir. AVayman's 
garden. Not only is it one of the loveliest yellows we 
have, but the style and finish of the flower is espe- 
cially pleasing. It was loaded with 1)looms, on three- 
foot stems, and the low and numerous branches make 
it a showy subject in the garden. An extra rapid 
increaser of nn(iuestiona])le hardiness. Each $5.00 

Eleven }■ 



Gold Top 

Introduced by Carl Salbaeh in 1931. Rich old 
gold standards, set off by falls that are red violet in 
the center and edged old gold. The style arms and 
beard afford a further touch of gold. Blooms vei"y 
early and continues all through the season, the colors 
growing richer as the season advances ; 42 inches tall 
and well branched. To me, this iris presented the 
novel appearance of being fashioned out of brass, 
because of the odd brass-yellow color effect. You 
surely will like it. 

Each $2.50 ; three for $6.00 

Hassan 

This is a seedling of Zulu crossed with Moonlight, 
carrying the Dominion form and substance of the 
former and the general color tone of the latter. The 
standards are a glistening sulphury yellow, the falls 
quite similar, overlaid and suffused smoky violet 
with heavy greenish gold reticulations on white at 
the haft. Certificate of merit at the London show in 
1930. Each $2.50; three for $6.00 

Hernani 

Among the brightest and most free flowering of 
the red group. Tlie standards are rosy red, the falls 
are very brilliant garnet-red and are held horizon- 
tally. Planted with such pinkish toned varieties as 
Frivolite it presents a most striking pure red effect. 
Mr. Wister had a fine clump of this when I visited 
his garden in 1931 and I thought it the reddest iris 
I had seen at that time. 

Each $3.00 

Henri Riviere 

The luige waxen standards are solid lemon yel- 
low, the broad falls are delicate mauve, edged 
canary yellow and blending into canary yellow at 
the throat. An exciuisite pale blend, the predominant 
note being bright yellow. This iris is of very large 
size, produced on vigorous stems, and M. Millet, the 
French hybridist, regards it as his highest achieve- 
ment. 

Each $2.50 

Indian Chief 

AYell named, for while classed as one of our su- 
perior reds, it carries a bronzy overcast, being re- 
garded by some critics as a red blend. At any rate, 
Indian Chief is one of the most popular of the newer 
things, and a credit to Doctor Ayres, its introducer. 
A stalk of this was exhibited at the Boston show, 
and was one of the most talked of irises in the entire 
display. The velvety falls are deep blood-red. blended 
with bronze, and the standards are considerably 
lighter in tone. A large flower, quite tall, and very 
well branched. Shown in color on page 9. 

Each $2.00; three for $5.00 

Imperator 

A rose-red self, overlaid In-onze and with consid- 
ei'able brown at the throat. Flower of good size and 
shape. 

Each 35c 



Jane Williamson 

Exquisite blend of rose, old gold and maroon. Not 
large, but very floriferous and especiall.v lovely. 

Each 50c; three for $1.25 

Jean Chevreau 

A dainty speckled plicata of cream and white, 
heavily dotted with brown and flushed buff. 

Each 25c 

Jean Cayeux 

The most striking new iris flowering in our gar- 
dens last season. This sensational flower is fully 
described on page 4, being one. of our foreign novel- 
ties offered for the first time in America. 

Each $20.00 

Julia Marlowe 

Large and tall, giving a pink and red effect. One 
of Shnll's best introductions. 

Each 25c 

King Tut 

One of the inherent qualities of the many new 
Sass irises is the element of rich red-brown in the 
various color schemes. This has been accomplished 
through the use of King Tut in the various crosses, 
and in spite of his almost countless progeny, the 
King still remains the most brilliant of all, blazing in 
the sunlight like a live ember. Easy to grow, a free 
flowerer. Every iris grower should have it. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.50 

Kansas 

This iris was introduced by AValter Timmerman, 
of Kansas City, and although but little known, it is 
certainly one of the very finest, large floAvered, rose 
pink varieties. The color slightly resembles Frieda 
Alohr, but the flower is of an entirely different 
shape, being more rounded and without the wide, 
flaring falls. It is .just a little lighter in tone, with a 
|)ale yellow beard. 

Each 75c; three for $2.00 

King Midas 

One of the first of the tall bearded irises to 
flower. Of a soft and bewitching tone of golden buff 
overlaid garnet brown. The heavy beard is deepest 
orange, and the entire center of the bloom is illumi- 
nated with intense golden lights. Perfect in every 
detail. Aledium in height. 

Each $2.50 



Ion 

An improved "Swazi" of great size, verv deep 
Bradley's violet of wonderful form and immense 
size. Cream beard. 

Each $1.00 

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King Solomon 

One of the recent arrivals from England that Avas 
heralded as a giant and improved Dominion. We 
paid J};50 for a single rhizome two years ago, but in 
our garden it has failed to come up with such things 
as Meldoric and Blue Velvet. For those who care to 
try it, we offer our limited stock at — 

Each $2.00 

Klamath 

A great, heavily textured, perfectly formed floAV- 
er in tones of deep mulberry, bronze and brown. Not 
brilliant, but remarkably rich and sombre, suggest- 
ing a rare antique or valuable old tapestry. 

Each $2.50; three for $6.00 



•MlDGAKh 



'EUPHONY" 



( I.AKA NOYKS" 



Special Midgard Collection 

Any 10, Yoiir Choice, for $3.00 

Midgard, Allies, ( 'aiidk'liglit, Co])i)erisiiiith, D(^- 
light, Fismes, Germaine Perthuis, Jane Williain- 
8011. La Bohemiiiieiie. Labor, ^lontour, Rlieiii- 
gauperle, Roinolo, Kosa Boiilieur, San Louis 
Rey, Vesper (Jold, Wedgwood, or Bruno. Or any 
of those in tlie ""Asia" i-oiliM-tion on page 



Pagr 1 



Special Clara Noyes Collection 

Any 10, Your Choice, for $20.00 
Any 5, Your Choice, for 10.00 

Clara Noyes, Dauntless, Egypt. Mahle Taft. 
Sacramento, Tapestry, Venus de ]\lilo, Persia, 
Zuiii (see cut. page 5), Klamatli. Peaches, Wain- 
I)liska. or any of those in the "Frivolite" col- 
lect ion on iiage •"). 



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King Karl 

A dotted and sanded plicata in apricot tones, -with 
specks of brown and red, giving it a nnicine and 
attractive effect. A large flower; late. Each 40c 

La Bohemienne 

A cjiieer thing in deep hellebore red. bright 
orange beard. Small, but certainly a novelty. 
_ Each 35c; three for 90c 

Labor 

A deep garnet colored flower, overlaid with a 
copper and bluish sheen. This unusual tone has 
made Labor one of the best sellers of the past two 
seasons. This iris crowds Opera out of the picture, 
and is most effective as a clump where its intense 
color can be displayed to most advantage. 
^ , . " Each 60c; three for $1.50 

L AlGLON 

A floAver of coppery tones, shaded red. Strong 
growing, with very fine large flowers abundantly 
produced. I recall a wonderful clump of this in I\Ir. 
Mead's garden in Fort AYayne. Ind. At that time I 
thought it superior to Coppersmith, Avhich it resem- 
bles, and many regard it the best of Shull's intro- 
ductions. Each 50c 

Le Correge 

A very deeu red-broAvn, with gloAving orange 
beard. The standards are overlaid bronze. A browner 
and richer Ambassadeur; a really great iris. 
T Each $i.00; three for $2.00 

Legend 

A huge flower of the Cardinal type, rich deep 
claret in color, Avith heavy velvety falls. One of the 
largest and most ma.jestic. irises in our garden. It is 
taller than Cardinal, darker in color, and very much 
larger. An introduction from the AVareham collec- 
tion, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Each $4.00 

Lindbergh 

A ncAV variety, having standards of lavender blue 
and falls of rich violet blue, bordered lavender. A 
striking floAver. Each 75c 

LOELIA 

An odd but very beautiful floAver of deep helio- 
trope OA'erlaid copper. This is a recent French sort, 
and very rare. Each 50c 

LOETITIA MiCHAUD 

Gigantic in size, perfect in every detail, this iris 
retains its popularity in spite of numerous compet- 
itors. Of an even tone of soft lobelia-blue, a little 
deeper than the blue of the sky, a light yelloAv beard 
for contrast. This ofttimes groAvs shoulder high, and 
is one of the many irises classed as tender that can 
be depended upon to thrive in almost any section of 
the countr3^ Among the indispensables. Each $1.00 

Lodestar 

A variegata Avith brightest yelloAV standards, and 
very dark falls. It made a fine shoAA'-ing in Mr. Wis- 
ter's garden, and I Avas pleased to find a beautiful 
clump in Mr. Wayman's display on Long Island. 
Of such perfection in every Avay that I felt I could 
not do Avithout it. even though Ave have tAvo richly 
■colored irises of this type in CroAvn Prince and Beau 

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MELDORIC 

Sabreur. Lodestar is quite different from either of 
these. Each $1.00 

Los Angeles 

Sister seedling of the Avonderful plicata San Fran- 
cisco. A giant in size, snoAvy Avhite. Avith faint edg- 
ings of lavender-blue. Splendid stalks were on ex- 
hibit in the St. Paul iris shoAV, and it Avas groAving 
and blooming lustily in the Sehreiner garden in that 
city, indicating that it is really quite hardy Avhen 
once acclimated. Each $2.00 

Lord Lambourne 

Very early, a tall and prolific blooming iris in 
tones of rosy faAvn and brilliant madder crimson. 
Hafts netted Avith broAvn and gold. One of the very 
best iris at a Ioav price. Each 25c 

Largo 

This is one of the Iavo or three most outstanding 
ncAV irises the Avriter saAv last season. Really an un- 
found gem, because it has received almost no public- 
ity and very fcAV have ever seen or heard of it. The 
floAver is of extra fine form and size, the stalks very 
tall and perfectly branched, and it lasted over a 
long period. Color is a harmony of wax yellow, mus- 
tarcl yelloAV. and citron yelloAv. the falls delicately 
overlaid mauve. In a class Avith Henri RiAdere. Came- 
liard, and Gold Top, but having characteristics all its 
own ; Ave regard it as the finest of the lot. 

Each $7.50 

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Mary Geddes 

A genuine novelty. "Indeed, it is one of the most 
stunning in color I have seen this year — or any year. 
It was so lovely we returned to it several times, going 
the folloAving day to see it in its home garden, 
where it stood out among hundreds of seedlings. It 
is tall, the bloom well placed on a nice stalk. A self 
color of light ocliraceous salmon, which should in- 
trigue one planning for color in the garden." — ^Irs. 
Hires, in A. I. S. Biulletin for July. 1930. A seedling 
raised by T. A. Washington of Nashville, and intro- 
duced by Mrs. Thos. Nesmith of Lowell, ^Mass. 

Each $8.00 

Mabel Taft 

A giant Dominion violet blue, particularly out- 
standing among irises of this color class. Long ad- 
mired by critics visiting the Taft estate, and Mr. 
Wareham has always been urged to introduce this. 

Each $3.00 

M. A. Porter 

A very large seedling produced by E. G. Lapham, 
of Elkhart. Ind. Standards are close to Gaudichau 
in color, with much darker falls. A very deep violet 
of heavy substance, with brilliant orange beard. The 
groA\^,h of .stem and leaf is very rampant, in(lic;iti\c 
of its vigor and size. Each $7.50 

Magnifica 

As the name implies, a grand thing of moiistei- 
size; a bright, glowing red violet, witli tlii'oat over- 
laid soft brown. The standards are lighter in tone, 
almost pink, and exceptionally broad. A most im- 
pressive variety. Each 25c 

Majestic 

standards cleai' 
and s(|uarely heb 



)lue, flushed bronze: falls broad 
of l)iilliant raisin pui'ple. A 
Dominion seedling of wonderful form and huge size, 
witli verv tall and well branched stalks. Each 25c 



Meldoric 

Finest dark iiis in existence today. This was 
a sensation in the gardens of Dr. Ayres in Cin- 
cinnati for two years, prior to our acfjuisition 
of the stock and subsequent introduction of it 
in 19.S1. It has created a fine im])ression in 
England, where it has flowered for two seasons. 

^Meldoi'ic combines the richness of Dominion 
with the size and majesty of Mesopotamica, 
witliout the tenderness of the latter strain. The 
flowers are blue-black in effect, colossal in size, 
with broad, flaring falls and huge standards of 
darkest hue. It is more i)urple and less blue 
than Blue Velvet. This magnificent iris cai'i'ies 
the endorsement of almost every iris critic who 
has seen it in flower. A gorgeous stalk, almost 
shoulder high, flowering in Weed's Gardens at 
L»caverton this past season, was the very finest 
single specimen iris this writer has ever viewed. 
See color reproduction on cover. 

II. M. AIS 1931. 

Monster rhizomes, each $7.50 



Mary Barnett 

A beautiful clear blue self with excel»tionaIly 
brilliant center. This is a fi'ei' blooming sort, and 
gives a very remarkable pale bhie splash <if color. 

Each 35c; three for 90c 

Mary Gibson 

Soft blend of iieacli and a|irici)t. An eiit raiii-ingly 
beautiful variety, producing many I'lowei's on tall, 
wirv stems. Kai)id of increase and a sui'c gr<t\ver. 

Each 25c 

MeS SALINE 

One of the fairly recent French sorts which is 
kn(i-\\n to but few growers. The standards of this iris 
are especially gorgeous, appearing as if covered with 
gold dust : the underlying color is light chamois. 
Falls are Corinthian red, striped cream and buff. A 
large and tall iris, with broad foliage tinged purple 
at tlie base. We have built up a nice stock and offer 
it at a very reasonable price. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.50 

Melchior 

In many ways this was the outstanding iris bloom- 
ing in our gardens in 1932. The deep velvet-maroon 
flowers left nothing to ask for in either size, shape, 
or all-round iris perfection. My own color descrip- 
tion would be "a self of velvety-garnet, with beard 
of bronze-yellow." jMelchior was introduced in Eng- 
land as an improved Mrs. Valerie West, but with us 
it is distinctly different, and we personally regard 
it as one of the woi-ld's vei'y best. 

Each $2.00; three for $5.00 

Marquita 

Tiie brilliant new French iris which is offered for 
the first time in this country. Complete description 
on page 4. " Each $12.00 

Marquisette 

An odd tone of "shrimp pink". This is slightly 
similar to Fi'ivolite, except that it is several shades 
lighter and lacks the golden sheen of this newer sort, 
^farrpiisette is most effective when established as a 
two-vear clump. Each $1.00 



Pa tie 



Magenta 

Very deep amethyst-violet, a shade not compar- 
able to any other iris. Very free blooming, with 
flowers better than average size. This is another 
vai-iety whicii makes a grand showing on a two-year 
clumj), and especially when planted ad.jacent to 
or yellow. " Each $1.50 

MiDGARD 

Three years ago this Avas hailed as the best pro- 
duction ever turned out by the Sass Brothers. The 
yellow-pink blended flowers introduced a new color 
note, and it became immediately so popular that 
there has never been sufficient stock to sixpply the 
demand. It is one of the most reliable new varieties 
for severe climates, besides being a very free bloomer 
and rapid nuUtii)lier. Its future is assured. See 
page 13. Each 50c; three for $1.00 

MiCHELLINE ChARRAIRE 

Beautifvd tall white, with golden Ixard. A cleai' 
white of large size, and wyy desirable. Each 75c 
Fifteen Y 



Mildred Presby 

A distinct type with ])alest yellow standards and 
bright ruby falls, with a liairline of yellow at tlie 
■edge. A very dependable and attractive variety. 

Each 25c 

MiNISTRE FeRNAND DaVID 

A masterpiece in deep, rich, dark purple. This 
recent French introduction received much praise 
when first seen in Mrs. Pattison's garden at Free- 
port, 111. A huge, well shaped flower, that lias been 
awarded many certificates and prizes abroad. 

Each $6.00 

Mirasol 

A very fine large yellow, containing some IMeso- 
potamiea blood, but reasonably easy to grow. The 
flowers are of large size, well formed, slightly 
roimded, and there are no markings to detract from 
the solid golden yellow color. Rich yellow beard. 
Three feet in height. Each $1.50 

Mme. Cecile Bouscant 

Clear orchid pink, beard yellow-white. Very large 
flower and a lovely thing, but not a free l)loomer. 

Each 75c 

Mme. Durrand 

One of the most unusual and most l)eautiful irises 
in the world, a blend of pale buff and creamy laven- 
der, marked old gold. A heavy flowerer, fine in every 
way, but rather tender in cold sections where it 
should have protection and perfect drainage. 

Each 50c; three for $1.25 

Mme. Gaudichau 

Very early dark violet blue self, with heavy gold 
beard. Perfect in form and sulistam-e and of velvety 
texture. Very fragrant. Each 25c 

Moon Magic 

I was privileged to visit Mr. Skull's own garden 
in Chevy Chase in 3 981, and found this excellent 
iris at its very best. It is of a general buff-yellow 
tone, smooth and creamy in texture, of wonderful 
form. There is little doubt in my own mind but that 
Moon Magic will be proclaimed as Shull's greatest 
achievement since he gave us Morning Splendor. The 
accompanying photo gives a good idea of the oppu- 
lence of bloom, branching, and general all- 'round 
good qualities which go to make this an iris of I'are 
merit. IT. :\]. AIS 1932. Each $5.00 

Monterey 

Dark bronzed red-purple, a very deep tone of 
mulberry, stained with dregs of wine. The broad, 
velvety falls are edged with the lighter tone of the 
standards. Another of the Mitchell giants from Cab 
ifornia, with all good points, reaching a height of 
four feet. Each $1.50 

Montour 

This little gem was growing in IMi's. Kellogg 's fa- 
mous garden (Over-the-Garden-AVall ) in a group in- 
cluding Dauntless, and it struck me at first sight as 
an abridged edition of the giant red. The colors are 
more subdued, a medley of deep pink and brown, set 
with a bright orange beard. Fine for the front of a 
planting where taller sorts are used in the back- 



ground. Montour is perfect in every detail, in a class 
entirely apart from most irises of dwarf stature. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

Moonlight 

One of the eai'liest, a giant white witii green and 
gold reticulations. Very heavy gold beard. Each 25c 

Morning Splendor 

Certainly among the best no matter what the 
price. A huge flower of crimson or wine color, per- 
fect in every detail. Has received many aAvards and 
is surpassed by nothing in its color class. 

Each 25c; per dozen $1.50 

Mother OF Pearl 

The name describes' the color. Very tall, a reli- 
al)]e bloomei'. Each 25c 

Mrs. Valerie West 

Of the long line of Dominion seedlings put out 
by ]Mr. Bliss, he considers this his crowning achieve- 
ment. It combines the rich colorings of Bruno and 
Cardinal into a flower of greater size on a taller 
stem, widely branched, and produces its enormous 
blossoms in great profusion. Heretofore the price 
of this has been almost prohibitive for widespread 
distribution, but our stock has increased so that Ave 
are able to offer it at the following unprecedented 



low price. 



Each $1.00; three for $2.50 




I\1K. SHFLL and "MOON AIAGIC 



Page Sixteen Y 




I\IRS. VALERIE AVEST 



Mrs. Marion Cran 

One of the finest |)ink-toned iris ever introduced. 
Exceptionally tall, with large, well-formed flowers 
of bright rose-pink. This is the' true variety, not to 
be confused with Marion Cran". 

Each 30c ; three for 75c 

Mrs. Herbert Hoover 

One of the new pink or near-pink varieties. Tlic 
standards are old rose, lightly tinged with bronze, 
and are broad and ruffled. Falls are a deeper rose, 
with midrib of turquoise blue. Tlu^ center of the 
flower is lit with a most brilliant .beard and style 
arms. Exceptionally free flowei'ing and rapid of in- 
crease. Stems are tall and well branched. In a class 
with Frivolite and I\Iar(|uisette ; between the two in 
general color effect. 

Each $5.00 

MOA 

Deep purple, almost ])lack when first opening. A 
huge, very impressive flower of the original Donnn- 
ion seedling set. Heavy stallcs. 40 indies tall. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

Nebraska 

Deep golden yellow, with ])rominent veinings of 
reddish brown in the falls. A good sized flower, 
slightly ruffled. 

Each 50c 



Nene 

Has the reputation of being the world's largest 
iris, and it certainly is a genuine stunner. The flow- 
ers are of staggering size, up to nine inches in height, 
and are produced on stems which almost remind one 
of corn stalks. In addition to its size, Nene is really 
a beautiful ii-is, with lilac standards and falls of rich 
wiiie-i'cd, (lai'ker a1 the liafl. Stock limited. 

Each $2.00 

NiNGAL 

One of the I'ecent productions of Dr. Ayres, of 
Cincinnati. A most lovely and unusual blend, unlike 
anything now in commerce. The standards are jnire 
bronzy buff, extra large, and nicely donu'd. The 
flaring tails ;ire of a smooth, warm bnl'f. overlaid 
with iritlescent very pale blue. This blue shading is 
deepest neai- the center and gradually fades to pale 
buff at the margin, (iiganfic in stntui'c. i)einu' up to 
4(i inches tall. Very few rhizomes; each $25.00 

NUMA ROUMESTAN 

Deep but bright garnet red. of a luiirorm shade in 
both standards and falls. ]\Iore uniform in color 
than Dauntless: not as large nor as tall, however. 
Free blooming, and gives a fine red note in the gar- 
den. Very late. Each $2.00 

NURMAHAL 

One of the magnificent seedlings introduced by 
Col. Nicholls of Ithaca, N. Y. Standards deep brown, 
Avith a hint of violet, very large, cii'cular and domed. 
Falls very deep black-brown with a red undertone. 
Yellow beard. Of the Grace Sturtevant tyi^e, but a 
larger flower with better substance and much finer 
standards. A wonderful new iris tlnit is sure to 
attract instant attention. Each $6.00 

NUSKU 

Lovely old rose and yellow blend, a very luminous 
flower, tall and stately. Introduced by Mrs. Thos. 
Nesmith of Lowell. Alass., and niy favorite of her 
seedlings. Flowers of large size, about three feet in 
height. Each $1.50 

Omaha 

A beautiful coral-red self, with orange beard, 
producing a very striking contrast. Blooms are extra 
large and of lovely rounded form. The color effect 
is deep and brilliant pink, rather than red, and the 
petals have a glistening and fragile appearance, al- 
though on the contrary they stand np perfectly. A 
considerable novelty in color, and one of Sass's finest. 
Height about 30 inches. Each 75c; three for $2.00 

Ophelia 

A blend of cream, old gold, pink, and pale blue, 
difficult to at once describe, but one of the loveliest 
of all irises. A beautiful variety undei- artificial 
light. Each 75c; three for $2.00 

Opera 

An old but ever jiopnlar sort of rich ruby effect. 
Smaller and shorter than Moi-ning Siilendor. 

Each 25c 



-{ Pat/f Seventeen }■ 



Oregon Beauty 

A large and well formed iris of Dominion blood, 
with standards shaded rose and chamois, the falls 
broad and flaring', a brilliant reddish-violet lightened 
with terra cotta, and edged the color of the stan- 
dards. Each $4.00 

Oregon Giant 

Colossal flower of very dark coloring, the haft 
heavily marked and veined on a cream ground. 

Each $4.00 

Padre 

One of the newer sorts from California. A huge 
bloom of tall stature, with yelloAV and lavender 
blended standards, and rosy purple falls, flushed 
blue. Amber beard and style arms. Each $1.50 

Pale M ON 

Coloring of the old "Afterglow", but a finer 
flower and nuu-h taller. A lilend of lavender and 
yellow. Each 25c 

Peerless 

A magnificent iris of very l)right nuihogany red. 
One of the very largest, and of wonderful effect with 
its bright red color and heavy gold beard. 

Each $1.00 

Peaches 

A warm and bright blend of peach, apricot, and 
orange. Not so deep in color as Clara Noyes, and 
with more creamy markings in the falls. I saw this 
flowering as a clump in the garden of Mr. Hans Sass, 
and it was alive with flowers, presenting a bright, 
yet soft and delicate mass of color. 

Each $3.00 ; three for $8.00 

Phebus 

A new yellow from Cayeux. Unlike Pluie d'Or, 
this iris is a uniform shade of lemon yellow, abso- 
lutely pure. Fine rounded flower of good size, over 
three feet tall. The lemon color introduces a new 
tone in iris of this class. Phebus was the high spot 
in French introductions in 1930, and was priced at 
one thousand francs. It is a very rapid increaser. 
See cut on page 5. . Each $7.50 

Persia 

One of Dr. Ayres' masterpieces. Blended shades 
of pale blue, lavender, grey, and bronze, with a 
smoky veil enveloping the entire flower. Massive 
blooms in great abundance, with many tall and 
splendidly branched stalks. A well named variety 
that will prove an asset in any iris garden. 

Each $3.00; three for $8.00 

Pink Satin 



Pluie d'Or 

A beautiful iris, on slender, perfectly branched 
stalks well over three feet tall. Fine rounded flow- 
ers of solid golden yellow, with deep yellow beard. 
Winner of the Dykes medal in France, it has proven 
an outstanding variety of this color both in Europe 
and America. Wherever I have traveled I have found 
hybridizers at work with crosses from this variety, 
an indication of the regard in which it is held by 
our foremost introducers. 

Each $1.75; three for $4.00 

Primrose 

Another yellow, the standards lighter than the 
falls. A flower of good size and shape ; undoubtedly 
one of the best low-pric'ed sorts. Each 35c 

PURISSIMA 

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, in California 
or in the South, by all means add this glorious white 
to your collection ! Nothing that grows can compare 
with it when flowered under congenial conditions. 
Growers in colder and wetter sections of the coun- 
try can also succeed with it, but it must have win- 
ter protection except in warm climates. A normally 
flowered stalk of Purissinia is a never-to-be-forgot- 
ten sight. Each $1.00; three for $2.50 

Pioneer 

A glowing flower of deep red i)ur|)le. No veining 
whatever to detract from the solid, rich, pnrjile col- 
oring. Of good size and quite tall. Each 25c 

Pongee 

Recent introduction of light chamois or "pongee" 
shade. Small floAver, valuable as a clump when the 
tall, thin stems show off the flowers to best advan- 
tage. Each $2.00 

Princess Osra 

Charming plieata, different from the usual run 
of this type, since the white ground color is not only 
edged with a blue stitching, but the entire flower is 
speckled and stained with blue. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

President Pilkington 

The third of our new offerings froni France for 
1933. A great flower in pale pastel shades, described 
in detail on page 4. Each $10.00 

Ramona 

Another lilend similar to Rameldo, with more 
blue in it, and a very bright orange beard. Each 25( 



Finest of all American pink irises. Jacob Sass 
raised dozens of excellent pink seedlings, and this 
one was deemed as most outstanding of all. The color 
is a very delicate and smooth, yet glistening and 
brilliant, pii^k without the usual rose or purplish 
cast. The stalks are tall and slender, with blooms of 
large size. Vei-y rapid of increase, and of course 
perfeetly hardy. - - - Each $7.50 

-{ Page Eighteen \- 



Rameses 

The 1932 Dykes medal winner in America. A 
very vigorous, healthy grower in all parts of 
the country and a fast increaser and free 
floAverer. Rameses is a symphony. in rose, pink 
and buff, shading to yellow near the edges, and 
with a yellow glow at the center. Heavy apricot 
beard. 36 inches and over in height, gracefully 
branched. Limited stock. Each $4.00 




SANTA liAKBAKA 

Realm 

Intense, imre I'ich blue self, (^ne of tlie best of 
this class. Each 75c 

Red Dominion 

The mueh-heralded garnet-red Dominion from 
Dr. Ayres, introduced last year by Quality Gardens. 
I thrilled at the sight of this iris when 1 saw it grow- 
ing in the garden of the originatoi-, and have always 
spoken highly of it since that time. While the stan- 
dards are a shade lighter than the falls, it is practi- 
cally a self in effect — a piece of rich red velvet. The 
buds are particularly striking. Very limited stock. 
H. :\I. AIS ]!).31. ' Each $15.00 

Red Robe 

An enormous bloom of perfect shape and habit, 
considered by Col. Nicholls as the finest iris he has 
ever turned out. Standards deep petunia-violet, 
domed. Falls deep red-violet, uniformly colored to 
the edge. Yellow beard. The flower is of splendid 
rounded shape, a brilliant, glowing iris that lights 
up in the garden like a huge ruby. This iris sold at 
sight when in bloom, and as a result was unobtain- 
able later in the season last summer. 
H. :\I. AIS 1!)82. Each $10.00 

Rheingauperle 

A pink of the utmost beauty and dist ind ii)n. To 
see it is to want it. Petals ai'e ed<:-e(l with silver. 

Each 40c; three for $1.00 



Rheintochter 

A recent German variety of deep red purple. 

Each 50c 

ROMOLO 

A monster Dominion. Light I'ose staiulards, hriglil 
red-violet falls. One of the lightest colored of the 
Dominions. Each 40c; three for $1.00 



falls same color, ovei'laid 
Each 35c 



Rosa Bonheur 

Old gold standards. ' 
lavender and edged butt 

Rosado 

A fine rose pink fi'om Galifornia. Very tall, and 
blooms prolifically. Each 25c 

ROSAKURA 

A AVilliamson introduction of high merit, the 
name of which I understand means "Rising Sun". 
Like our old and true friend, IMorning Sjilendor, this 
new iris needs to be seen with the sun behind it to be 
at its best. Then the rosy-purple standards and the 
rich red-purple falls take on a magnificence and 
splendor seldom found in any iris. i\lrs. Hires, noted 
iris critic, has remarked that Rosakura is among "Wil- 
liamson's masterpieces and liei- favoi'ite of his lO.SO 
introdnctions. Each $1.50; three for $4.00 

Rhea 

Something of the coloring found in the old Iso- 
line, hut a flowei' of highest merit and stateliness. 
Tawny light violet, overlaid buff. This seedling from 
the Longfield Iris Farm has never been accorded the 
popularitv it deserves. 

Each 40c; three for $1.00 

Santa Barbara 

Here we have an iris which approaches perfec- 
tion in the shape and size of its flowers, and in addi- 
tion is possibly the finest and clearest lavender-blue 
so far introduced. The exhibition rating of 91 is well 
deserved. Having been in commerce sufficiently long 
to become fairly plentiful, it can now be bought at 
the following surprisingly low prices: 

Each 30c; three for 75c 

Sacramento 

A plicata of the San Francisco type, but with 
reddish brown dots and reticulations instead of the 
usual blue or lavender. Ground color is a creamy 
white. A very tall variety, the large flowers being 
produced on well branched stems. This is another 
iris which was given one of the highest awards of 
the Iris Society in 193], an H. 'SI. It is prol)ably 
even more dependable in unfavorable climates than 
are many of the other California productions. 

Each $2.50 

Sachem 

A glorified King Tut, grown by Dr. Loorais. Glor- 
ious in richest tones of red-brown, of heavy velvety 
texture. This, together with Erebian, was regarded 
as my choice of all the seedlings which Dr. Loomis 
had growing on trial at ]\Irs. Patti.son's garden in 
1930. 

Each $7.50 



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San Diego 

Monster blue, a seedling of ^hne. Gandiehau, with 
the Mesopotaniiea qualities of height and large size. 
The color is a uniform shade of deep blue, with rich 
yellow beard. AM^arded an H. hy the American 
Iris Society in 1931. ' Each $1.50 

San Louis Rey 

On the order of Opera, but twice the size, and 
borne on beautifully branched stalks over three feet 
high. Center of the fall shades from red-purple into 
soft browai, with practically no veining, and a bright 
orange l)eard sets it off. Each 50c; three for $1.00 

San Francisco 

a four-foot plicata that has been awarded the 
Dykes medal by the American Iris Society. No other 
plicata approaches it in size and grandeur, heaviness 
of texture, or wide and low branching habit. It is 
not an iris for severe climates, but is worth the pro 
tection of a box or glass covering during the winter. 
In warmer sections it grows perfectly and is one of 
the truly "greats" of tlie iris world. At the price 
quoted it is worth trying even if you fail with it. 

Each $1.50 

Senlac 

Introduced l)y the Orj)ington Nurseries in Eng- 
land, this richly colored iris stands out as the red- 
dest yet to come from that country. AA^ith blooms 
larger thaii the brst of the Dominion race, it carries 
its brilliant claret-red flowers on strongly branched 
stems, and is so highly regarded in England tliat it is 
rated at 91. Each $5.00 

Sensation 

A clear and crisp self of cornflower blue, perfect 
in every way. Sensation was awarded the silver cup 
for the most outstanding flower in the Boston iris 
show, June 19'M. It has no peer among the blue selfs. 

Each $2.00 

Selene 

A pure white of large size and lovely form, and 
of extra heavy substance. Introduced by Mr. Con- 
nell. the man who gave us the famous Dauntless. 
This variety was named for "The Moon Ooddess". 

Each $5.00 

Sikh 

Although this iris was introduced in England 
"only recently, we "were fortunate enough to secure 
it three years ago, and now have a large supply 
of well-grown plants. The color and form somewhat 
resemble Bruno, but is both more brilliant and cop- 
pery. Of largest size, on heavy stems, with broad 
foliage. It bloomed in tlic fall in our gai'dens. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.50 



Ohio, and the colder MinnesoJta and New England, 
we found it blooming equally well. A super iris, if 
ever there was one. 

Each $1.75; three for $4.00 

Sonata 

A beautiful blend of the Mme. Durrand type. 
Standards are olive-buff, shading to sulphine yelloAv 
at the base. Falls lilac in the center, quickly shading 
out to the color of the standards. A fine large flower 
that is an excellent substitute where Mme. Durrand 
is tender. Each 75c 

Sunlight 

A most luminous, tall yellow from Miss Sturte- 
vant, large in size, and of extra good garden effect. 
The color is quite light, between cream and straw, 
with a beard of fiery orange-red. Free blooming and 
a tremendous increaser. This iris has been aAvarded 
an Honorable i\Iention by the American Iris Society 
when exhibited as a seedling. 

Each $1.75; three for $4.00 

Susan Bliss 

A pink of great refinement and perfect form. 
Pale orange beard. Its rapid growth is a desirable 
feature. Each 25c 

Saa'azi 

(^ne of the deep blue Dominions, considered by 
many as the finest of all. A very rich and velvety 
dark bhu^ with heavy gold beard. Tall and well 
branched. Each 75c 



Taj Mahal 

An old and well-known white, making a fast 
increase. Each 25c 

Talisman 

To those who know the Talisman rose, it need 
only be suggested that this iris is worthy of the 
name. The whole flower is a rich golden yellow suf- 
fused witli peach-pink, more deeply in the falls than 
in the standards. There is an electric blue flush down 
the center of the falls, and the haft is reticulated 
bronze. Three feet tall ; deliciously scented. From 
the Orpington Nurseries in England. 

Limited stock; each $7.50 

Tenebrae 

Kichest, darkest purple. A very early Dominion 
of rapid growth and wonderful color effect. 

Each 25c 



Sir Michael 

Unquestionably the finest blue and purple bicolor 
in the world. Standards are clear blue, falls deep 
rich mahogany, with a beard of red-gold. Regarded 
as the finest iris ever to come from England and a 
sensation wherever shown. In our own wet North- 
west, in dry and sunny California, and in Nebraska, 

-| Pa{/e Tiventy 



Surprise 

IMonster blue, flushed heliotrope, on stems 
up to four feet in height. The intense orange 
beard is a salient feature. This is our own intro- 
duction, and we are proud of the fact that it 
has been well received in all sections of the 
country. A fit companion to such lilues as Santa 
Barbara, Loetitia Miehaud, and Duchess Sarah. 
Bold foliage, almost evergreen. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.00 




ASIA 

Theodolinda 

A gigantic plicata comparalilc to the famous pair 
from California — San Francisco and Los Angeles. 
However, this new seedling is a ])roduet from the 
gardens of Dr. Ayres of Cincinnati, and is tlierefore 
perfectly hardy anywhere. 

Stock very limited; each $25.00 

Tiger-Tiger 

AVareham's finest red, a brilliant iris of a shade 
entirely distinct from Dauntless. The very large 
blooms are rather rounded in shape, abundantly 
borne on three-foot stems. Splendid as either a spec- 
imen or a garden clump. Each $10.00 

Titan 

One of the original Dominion Seedlings, and one 
of the largest irises in cultivation. The color is a 
rather drab j)urple, but tlie perfection of form, last- 



ing substance 
(|uite i)()pular. 



and 



Tropic Seas 



For the beginner in Iris, 
we again offer our 



Asia 
Collection 

Any 12, Yovir Choice, $2 



Yes, it's true! Just think of 
it — you pick out any 12 from 
the following list of 40 lovely 
beauties, all correctly labeled 
and postpaid, for only ^2. And 
the plants are guaranteed to be 
of first size only, not little nub- 
bins such as some gi'owcM's send 
out in cheap lots. 



Asia. Argynnis, Ali<piippa, 
Aphrodite, Apache, Ambassa- 
duer, Bonita, Citronella, C. E. 
Stringer. Dream, Duke of York, 
Evadne, Gold Imperial. George 
Yeld, Golden Promise, Glowing 
Embers, Geo. Tribolet, Gaviota, 
Julia Alarlowe, Jean Chevreau, 
]\Iagnifica, IVIildred Presby, 
^lajestic, IMorning Splendoi', 
^lother of Pearl. ]\trs. Clarion 
Cran, Mary Gibson, Opera, 
Palemon, Pioneer, Princess 
Osra, Queen Caterina, Ramona, 
Rosado, Santa Barbara, Souv. 
]\Ime. Gaudichau, Tenebrae, 
Titan, 27tli of Avril, Tropie 
Seas, and True Charm. 



BE SURE to list two or three 
second clioices. in case we are 
sold out of sonu^ in vour list. 



inunense size cause it to reinaiii 
Each 25c; three for 60c 



Very tall flower of intense blue tones, willi a 
most lii'illiant di <'i) orange lieard. A striking iris. 

Each 25c 

True Charm 

Although inexi)ensive. True Charm is one of the 
very best things ever introduced, and still holds its 
place in any company. A plicata, of clear, sparkling 
white, with the standards and falls delicately etched 
lavender. Bright orange beard. It is up to four feet 
in lieight. especially well branched, and the blue- 
green foliage has a distinctive rush-like appearance, 
drooping near the toj). This makes it an admirable 
plant for the edge of a pool, or for a position in the 
border. Each 25c; $2.00 per dozen 



Paije Tivrnty-nric \~ 



Tapestry 

A subtle blend of monster size, smoky mul- 
berry in general color effect, with the center of 
the fall intensely colored, passing out to the 
smoky tones of the standards. This variety 
calls to mind Dr. Ayres' famous "Persia", but 
the dominant note is dull red instead of dull 
blue. TAPESTKY is a favorite of Mrs. Ayres. 
who admired it especially as a ci;t flower in 
the house. 

Each $3.00; three for $7.50 



Tuscany Gold 

An introduction from the Longfield Iris Farm, 
from whence came Dolly Madison and Rasakura. 
This one is a distinct shade of reddish-gold, a deeper 
colored flower than Vesper Gold. Falls squarely 
held. Each $1.75 ; three for $4.00 

Valor 

This remMrk-al)le flower was one of the sensations 
in the East last season, and every critic who saw it 
flower was enthusiastic over it. Col. Nichols, of 
Ithaca, N. Y., the introducer, thinks it his highest 
achievement thus far. In general effect Valor is a 
deep blackish blue violet bieolor, similar in some 
respects to Sir Michael, but a larger flower and with 
domed standards. One of the tallest of all varieties; 
very fragrant. H. :M. AIS 3932. 

Very limited stock; each $15.00 

Valencia 

Distinct flower with predominate orange tone, 
from Avhence it takes its name. 

Each 25c 

Vert-Galant 

Like Damon and Pythias, Vert-Galant and Depute 
Nomblot are usually seen together — they are "pals 
inseparable." This one is in a distinct shade of bril- 
liant copper-red, with coppery fawn standards. In fi 
California garden in 1930 I found one rhizome put- 
ting forth four huge stalks. It was the largest and 
most outstanding thing in Mr. Wister's Philadelphia 
garden. In the garden of Robert Schreiner in St. 
Paul it was likewise of stupendous size, its second 



ZUNI 

A glorious, glowing red-brown, overlaid with 
a coppery suffusion. Very early, but Avitli so 
many buds to the stalk that it lasts well into 
the season. The falls are a brilliant red when 
seen with the sun's rays through them, and the 
standards seem as if sprinkled with gold dust. 
Large in size, well branched, and about 40 
inches in height. See cut on jiage 5. 

Each $4.00; three for $10.00 



similar performance there. The brilliant copper tone 
has extra good carrying quality, and the four-foot 
spikes dominate the garden. Another Dykes medal 
winner. 

Each $5.00 

Vesper Gold 

Soft and smooth finished flowers of golden apri- 
cot. A very pleasing and distinct variety. 

Each 35c; three for 90c 

27th Avril 

Very strong growing, dark bieolor. witli luige 
flowers on four-foot stalks. 

Each 25c 

Wm. Mohr 

This strange and beautiful hybrid is named for 
one of the woi-ld's most famous hybridizers, and is 
considered as his greatest piece of work. The entire 
bloom is a self color of pale lilac, closely netted and 
veined with deep violet, producing a weird, yet very 
lovely effect. In some ways it resembles the variety 
"Susiana", but lacks the dullness of this older sort, 
and is not at all difficult to grow. A monster floAver, 
pi'oduced on stems up to 30 inches tfill. See page 11. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.50 



Venus De Milo 

Out of perhaps a dozen superb whites, all 
large, tall, and in varying degrees of purity and 
color, this one has been selected as the best. It 
is an absolutely clear white, of a warm creamy 
tone, Avith a yellow beard. In size it is miich 
larger than any hardy white we have seen, Avith 
exception of AYambliska, which has a distinct 
l)lue flush in the standards. VENUS DE MILO 
has petals of extra heavy texture ; in fact, it 
stood ui) better in a 90-degree sun than any 
other iris in our garden. This is introduced at 
an exceptionally low price for a super iris. It is 
a rapid increaser, and thus a low introductory 
price is permitted. H. Al. 1932. 

Each $3.00; three for $8.00 



W. R. Dykes 

No iris has come to us from any source that has 
carried greater advance publicity, and it is doubtful 
if any has created as much comment. Here is a yel- 
low iris that ranks with the very largest in size, with 
heavy crepey texture, and a color of richest golden- 
yellow. The falls are usually stained and streaked 
lightly with purple. In some flowers this is not evi- 
dent at all, but the beauty of the blossom is not 
marred in the least. It has flowered well in almost 
every section of the country, but it does demand per- 
fect drainage. Cold temperatures do not seem to 
liarm the ])lant. A great novelty. Very limited stock. 

Each $7.50 



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WAIMHLLSKA 



Waconda 

One of tlie newer things from Hans Sass. Deep 
fuschia red; a very velvety and lirilliant iris of 
wonderful size and eliaraeter. 11. .M. AIS 

Each $1.50 

Wedge WOOD 

Solid wedgewood blue, witli Avliite beard. A very 
effective iris wliere a real blue tone is desired. 

Each 35c; three for 90c 

White & Gold 

Glistening, satiny wliite. lit by the l)rio'ht golden 
beard — the only othci- color in it. Tail and free. 

Each 75c 



Wambliska 

The huge white self, raised by Jacob Sass of 
Omaha. Nebraska. This was the most sensational iris 
of 1980, and is being proclaimed by all who have 
seen it as the greatest hardy white in the world. Few 
irises in existence are larger in si/e. and it flowers 
abundantly on four-foot sturdy stems. A faint blue 
flush at the l)ase of the standards gives it a cool aj)- 
pearance, rather than the warm effect of creamy 
wliites like Purissima. Michelline Charriere, etc. 
H. M. AIS 1931. Each $3.00 

YOLANDE 

Of the ^Ime. (iaudichau type, being lioth larger 
and taller, with excejitionally fine falls. 

Each 25c 



i Paye Tn^enty-threc \ 



CULTIVATION OF BEARDED IRISES 



It should be unnecessary to point out 
what must by now be generally an 
accepted fact, namely, that these Irises 
are essentially sun-lovers. Further- 
more that they should be planted in 
positions where good drainage exists, 
and should not be expected to give the 
best flowering results when placed in 
dense herbaceous borders where the 
sun can seldom penetrate to the rhiz- 
omes. If they can be grown in a sunny 
border by themselves so much the bet- 
ter; if not, then let them at least have 
a position in the front of the herba- 
ceous border. They are not particular 
as to soil, and are far better not top- 
dressed with patent manures, bone- 
meal, etc. The use of lime is often 
quoted as being essential, and is often 
very much overdone in consequence. 

I have always found that a dressing 
of ground limestone dug into the Iris 
border at the first planting supplies all 
that is needed in this respect, and is, 
moreover, practically everlasting, in 
that it dissolves very slowly indeed, 
and therefore cannot be given in ex- 
cess. 

Another important factor in the cul- 
tivation of these Irises is the trans- 
planting. Opinions vary as to the best 
time for this operation, but I am in- 
clined to think, after trying all times, 
that it makes little difference to the 
next year's blooming whenever it is 
done, provided that the ground is in 



By G. L. PiLKiNOTON, 
Hon. Sec. of the Iris Society 
of England. 

good order for the work, and that it is 
not left until too late in the autumn. 

Late-planted Irises seldom get a hold 
before the real winter sets in and are, 
in consequence, often "heaved" out of 
the soil by frosts, and make a poor 
show the following summer. There is 
no rule for dividing and transplanting 
Irises, such as "every third year," as is 
often stated. 

The condition of the plant must de- 
cide this. Some of the more rampant 
growers should be divided and trans- 
planted every other year, and if this is 
done it will be found that they rarely 
suffer from rhizome rot. The vigorous 
growers, if allowed to remain undis- 
turbed for a period as long as three 
years, make such a dense clump that 
the sunlight cannot penetrate, with the 
result that not only do they bloom 
sparsely, but often they are attacked 
l>y disease in the form of rhizome rot. 
This is particularly so in the case of 
Irises of the "Dominion" race. 

A liberal use of superphosphate of 
lime, which can be incorporated in the 
soil whilst replanting the divisions, 
does much to ward off the attacks of 
this disease. "'Dioubtful" rhizomes of 
varieties which are too valuable to 
throw away should have all the soil 
removed from them, be dipped in a 
mauve solution of permanganate of 
potash, and then left in a dry, airy 



place for a month or six weeks before 
transplanting. 

If they are going to rot they will do 
so in spite of all these precautions. If 
they survive they can be replanted 
with every prospect of success. 

Owing to the vagaries of our weather 
I frequently have Irises on ray hands 
waiting for suitable weather and soil 
conditions to replant them for a month 
or more at a time, and though the 
rhizomes dry up entirely and the 
leaves die down considerably I have 
never found that the plant suffers in 
the least. Root-action goes on whilst 
the rhizome is in the dry state, and 
the plant goes ahead very quickly as 
soon as it is replanted. I would far 
rather adopt this principle than "heel 
in" the plants pending replanting, 
which generally results in the break- 
ing off of new fibrous roots which the 
plant has made during the period of 
waiting. 

One other point about planting. The 
rhizomes should not be planted deep, 
but should be placed just below the 
level of the soil surface and the roots 
spread out to insure firm planting and 
room for expansion. The rhizome will 
soon work to the surface again, but if 
planted on the surface in the first in- 
stance it is not so easy to get the plant 
firm in the ground, which is essen- 
tial. — "Gardening Illustrated." 



GROWING BULBOUS IRIS IN MASSACHUSETTS 



A good many years 
ago dealers were in the 
habit of offering bulbs 
of Spanish Iris at very 
low prices, often as 
low as fifteen or twen- 
ty cents a hundred. At 
that time I was accus- 

tomed to buy a few 

hundred each year and 
plant them in the cutting garden. They 
were fairly hardy and in most cases 
would last for several years. 

Then a few years ago I happened to 
I)e in England in .July and saw the 
English Irises in blossom. Naturally 
I was completely captivated by them 
for they are wonderfully beautiful. As 
soon as I came home I wrote to one of 
the leading Iris specialists In the 
northeastern states, and asked him if 
he could supply me with the bulbs of 
the English Iris. His reply was that 
they did not carry them in stock nor 
recommend them to their clients as 
they were not entirely hardy and they 
did not like to supply their customers 
with anything which would prove a 
disappointment. Now, while this an- 
swer is entirely correct from the stand- 
point of the nurseryman, it did not 
completely satisfy me; so I went ahead 
and got bulbs of English, Dutch, and 
Spanish Iris and liave been growing 
them ever since icith the utmost satis- 
f action! 



By Fhank a. Waugii 

Let it be said at once that the dis- 
tinctions between Spanish, English, 
and Dutch Iris, are rather uncertain. 
For general garden purposes they may 
lie all lumped together as Bulbous Iris. 
These are apparently not the same 
ones, however, mentioned by Mr. Wood 
in Flower Grower for .January, page 
18, but on the whole I think they will 
prove quite as satisfactory as those he 
mentions, to the average gardener. 

There are very few nurseries in the 
Eastern states which carry any stock 
of these varieties, though some of the 
bulb importers will supply Spanish 
varieties especially. The best source 
of supply which I have found is the 
Pacific Northwest. From that section 
we get larger, stronger, better bulbs 
than we have ever secured from any 
other source. 

These bulbs come to us in late sum- 
mer and are immediately planted in 
rows in the open garden, much as 
onion sets would be planted. They re- 
quire no special care. They should be 
put out as soon as received which will 
be the latter part of September or 
some time in October; the earlier the 
better. In nearly all cases they will 
make some fall growth, often as much 
as five or six inches of green shoot 
showing above the ground when win- 
ter arrives. However, they do not seem 
to suffer any serious consequences 
from the freezing of these fall sprouts. 



As a rule we put on evergreen 
boughs after the soil is thoroughly 
frozen; these are simply to hold the 
snow on as late as possible in the 
spring. No other protection is given. 
So far as I knoxo loe have never lost a 
liv.n by unfit er freezing! 

Some growers recommend that the 
bulbs be taken up after flowering late 
in .July, dried out thoroughly, and re- 
planted in September. We have done 
this several times with entire success. 
We have also left bulbs out year after 
year with no appreciable deterioration. ■ 

Some varieties increase in our gar- 
den, others hold their own, while some 
of them run out after a few years. 

All of these varieties are extremely 
beautiful in flower. In fact they are 
one of the most striking plants in any 
garden. They are often compared with 
Orchids, and this is suggestive. Colors 
are mostly blue, white, and yellow. 
They are remarkably fine for cutting. 
Stems are tall, 12 to 30 inches, with 
good lines. The flowers last well in 
water. 

According to my observation, not 
fully verified by experiment, the im- 
portant requirements are clean, well- 
drained soil, with nearly full sunshine, 
but with protection from severe winds. 
It seems a pity that such beautiful 
plants as the Bulbous Irises should be 
neglected through a general misunder- 
standing of their cultural require- 
ments. — "Flower Qrotcer." 



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GOLDEN iiKONZE 



DUTCH IRIS 



THERESE VAN DUYLL-SCHWARTZE. Pale 
corn fldwrr-liliic standards, falls pure wliitc. witli 
very narrow orange stripe. This is of comparatively 
recent introduction and certainly one of the loveliest 
tilings in this list. 2i inches tall. 

W. ZUIDERVELD (Violet Queen). Standards and 
falls uniform light hluish violet; vci'y large flower 
of fine proportions. Price $2 per dozen; $14 per 100 



WHITE EXCELSIOR. 

white, falls vci-y broad. 
Use of white and vellow ; 



Marv(dous |)i 
fine form and 
idds life to anv 



re unifoi'm 
substance, 
planting. 



Their h;irdiness and tlie large color range has made 
them very popular as garden subjects, the brilliant 
clear yellows, flashing' blues, and sparkling whites 
adding inuneasurably to the spring border. 

As with the English group, they are perfect mate- 
rial for cut flow^ers, as they will stand considerable 
liandling and may be shipped safely for long dis- 
tances if cut when in bud. 

These irises I\IUST BE PLANTED IN THE 
FALIj, not later than October. They are perfectly 
hardy except in extreme cold sections, where they 
should have a mulch of salt hay or tree boughs. 

If you are not gi'owing them you are missing one 
of the real joys of gardening. Use them in masses as 
you would tulii)s oi- daffodils. Plant 4 inches deep. 

ADRIAN BACKER. A uniform puri)le-lilac, good 
substani-i\ Height 2(1 inches. 

D. HARING. Standards greenish white, falls \mve 
white: a very large flower of great substance. Early 
licight 2(i inches. 

GOLDEN BRONZE. Standards dark violet, edged 
bronze, falls attractive golden bronze. A very beau- 
tiful, extremely luminous flowei- of large size, 22 
inches tall. Price per dozen, $1.75; $12 per hundred. 

LEONARDO DA VINCI. Standards creamy white, 
falls canai'y yellow with orange stripe. A very large 
flower, produced on stems up to three feet in height. 
Segments very broad and of wonderful texture. 

POGGENBEECK. A splendid flower of uniform 
dark blue, a great improvement on the older Impera- 
tor. Height 20 inches. 

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WEDGEWOOD. A Tingitana Hybrid rcseml)ling 
llie Duti'h iris in all respects, except that it flowers 
ten days to two weeks earlier. Fine large flowers of 
blight Avedgewood blue, a uniform coloring that is 
most desirable either for garden or for cutting. An 
ea.sy iris to grow but must be in well drained soil 
and planted about inches deep. Wedgewood is 
always a sensation when exhil)ited at the spring 
flowei' shows. 

YELLOW QUEEN. Standards and falls a bi-ight 
golden yellow. This variety is the glory of the iris 
garden, for not only is it a beautiful and showy 
thing in itself, but the glorious splash of color which 
it carries enlivens the entire border. It is an indis- 
l)ensable su])ject in any iris planting and the long 
wiry stems make it an admiral)le cut flower. Large 
in size and up to three feet tall. 

PRICES ON THE ABOVE : Except as noted, 75c 
per dozen, 3 dozen for $2, $4.50 per hundred, pre- 
paid. PLEASE do not order less than one tlozen. 
Xo bidbs shipped after November 1st. 




ZLIDEKVELD 



IRIS " JUNCEA". Our imported stock of this rare 
bulbous iris from Africa has just l)cen released. The 
flowers are a solid very deep yellow — the richest 
tone of this color in any iris. Form is similar to the 
Dutch or Spanish iris, but it blooms two or three 
weeks later, on straight and slender stems, 2 to 3 
feet tall. 

This is a genuine novelty, practically unknown to 
American gardens as yet. It has proven perfectly 
hardy in New York state. 

Plant the bull)s 5 or 6 inches deep, in ordinary 
soil with good drainage. 

Each 50c; three for $1.25; $4 per dozen 

IRIS "RETICULATA". This little gem belongs 
among the first luirbingers of spring, blooming even 
ahead of the crocus. The stems are about 8 or 10 
inches high, crowned with brilliant purple blossoms 
lit with a bright orange blotch. They have a pro- 
nounced violet fragrance. 

Reticulata makes a cheery patch in the rock gar- 
den or low border, and they last for two or three 
days Avhen cut and brought into the house. Bulbs 
should be planted in the late summer or early fall, 
about 4 or 5 inches deep, in a Avell drained sunny 
location. 

Each 50c; three for $1.25; $4 per dozen 
«i ^> 

SPURIAS-BEARDLESS IRISES 

Below we list a number of rare si)eeies and hybrid 
irises — a distinct group. All of these flower later 
than the bearded section, many of them having very 
attractive foliage as well as colorful blossoms in vari- 
ous shades of blue, yellow, cream, copper and purple. 
They appreciate a slightly heavy and rich soil, anci 
are at home in full sun. Plenty of moisture is appre- 
ciated, thus they are adaptable to planting near pools 
and streams. 

AUREA. A tall deep yellow, the rich color being especial- 
ly good. Do not confuse with the bearded iris Aurea. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

A. J. BALFOUR. A 48-inch Monspur hylirid, with lovely 
Cambridge blue flowers. Seldom listed and cjuite scarce. 

Each 50c; three for 51.00 

DOROTHY K. WILLIAMSON. This is a hybrid of Fulva 
and Toliosa, with brilliant flowers of dark madder violet. 
The stems are well branched, making it one of the most 
graceful and beautiful for cutting. Height SVa feet flowers 
produced well above the narrow slightly drooping foliage. 

Each 35c; three for 75c 

FULVA. The native copper-red iris of the South. A novel- 
ty in color and perfectly hardy. Each 50c; three for SI, 00 

FULVALA. Cross of Fulva and Lamancea. Not unlike 
the aljove l:iut the color takes on more of the copper tone of 
Fulva ; a bright coppery red-purple. This is a t'ine grower, 
and a wonderful cut flower. Supply limited. Each 50c 



MONAUREA. A cross Ijetween Aurea and Monnieri, pro- 
ducing flowers of clear deep yellow on exceedingly long 
stems. The foliage is espeeial'y good, making it a gem for the 
waterside. Each 50c; three for $1.00 

MONNIERI. Deep primrose yellow, and very handsome. 
Likes a great deal of moisture, flowering very late. We 
highly recommend this as being of easy culture and a very 
notable flower. Each 50c; three for $1.00 

MRS. A. W. TATE. Vigorous growing, soft porcelain blue. 
This is the very best of the light types. 

Each 35c; three for 75c 

OCHROLEUCA. A white flower with orange markings at 
the throat. Desirable for the border. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

PSEUDACORIS. English, yellow water iris. Grows very 
tall and flaunts its blossoms on 5-foot branching stems when 
grown in shallow pools with rich soi'. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

VERSICOLOR. Belonging to the Laevigata group, it is 
essentially water loving and so can be planted in shallow 
pools and swampy places. Flowers a beautiful shade of blue. 
Flourishes in acid soil. Each 50c; three for $1.00 



NEW SPURIA IRIS 

1933 Introductions 

The three ncAv Spurias listed below were 
raised by the late L. W. Sanford, who also was 
responsible for the new English iris introduced 
last year. They represent the cream of a large 
planting of selected seedlings. 

ALADDIN'S LAMP. A very deep rich yellow. Won- 
derful clarity of color; heavy foliage. The finest deep 
yellow in our collection. Each $1; three for $2.50 

ORIOLE. Greenish primrose yellow. Fine large 
flowers on four foot slender stalks, with broad hand- 
some foliage. Each $1; three for $2.50 

WHITE LANCE. Glistening satiny white. This is 
the best white Spuria iris we have ever seen. Outstand- 
ing in the border, a wonderfully effective subject near 
a pool or stream, and especially desirable as a cut 
flower. Four feet in height. Each $1; three for $2.50 

One each of the above new varities for $2.50. 



LORD WOLSELEY. A very rugged and dependable 
spuria with beautiful flowers of bright l)lue-]iuri)le. 40 inches. 

Each 50c: three for $1.00 



DWARF BEARDED IRIS 

For the rock garden, or for the edge of a border 
planting these are among the earliest of spring 
floweis and among the most colorful. Plant them in 
groups of several of a kind for best effect. They in- 
crease very fast and soon form a dense clump. We 
offer three varieties, all heavy bloomers and less than 
six inches high. 

CYANEA. A brilliant red-purple. 

COERULEA. Lovely sky-blue, clear in tone, and one of 
tlie first to bloom. 

ORANGE QUEEN. A clean bright yellow; large flowers. 



Prices: The aliove dwarfs are 25c each, three for 50c, ten 
for $1.50, a hundred for $10. 

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NO IRIS SO NEARLY RESEMBLES THE ORCHID 
Introduced last season, the demand for these was so great that we quickly sold out of 
many of them. Very limited stock this year. 



J\iew 

ENGLISH 
IRIS 



It set'ins tluit tlu^re is no 
group in tlie iris category 
so easily grown, so sure to 
flower, and so entraneing- 
ly beautiful, yet so little 
known, as the English 
Iris. None so nearly re- 
semble the orchid, none is 
nioi'e adai)table to cutting, 
and in addition to these 
features, it flowers at a 
period midway between 
the bearded and Dutch 
varieties and the Japs. 

The new introductions 
whicli we offer are larger 
in size, clearer in color, 
and finer in foi-m and sub- 
stance than the few sorts 
hei'ctofore known. Surely 
they are triumphs of the 
idant breeder's art. 

This is a bulbous plant 
and as in the ease of 
tulips, daffodils, and the 
like, they should be plant- 
ed about 4 or 5 inches deep 
IN THE FALL. If in a 
very cold climate, mulch 
with leaves, salt hay, or 
boughs as soon as the 
gi'ouiul freezes. 



Gale S. Hill 

Dark Avine-red, a very rich and striking flower, 
unlike any other in this list. The petals are broad 
and flare widely, and the deep coloring rivals some 
of the Dominion strain of bearded ifis. 

Crater Lake 3 for $i; $3.50 per dozen 

A very bright clear blue self, quite tall, flowering 
in midseason. 3 for 60 cents; $2 per dozen. 

Mount Rainier 

A magnificent pure white, the giant of this group 
of introductions, with very bold foliage and tall 
.stems. There is .just the faintest yellow line near the 
throat. A grand flower and a true aristocrat. Very 
limited stock. Each $1 

Lingerie 

The last Avord in an iris of orchid coloring and 
effect. The soft, even, clear mauve-pink of this splen- 
did creation is unmarred by any other color what- 
ever, and in it we have the ideal so long desired by 



the hybridizer. In the garden and as a cut blossom 
in the house this iris arrests the attention of all who 
see it. and we predict that it will enjoy the widest 
possible popularity when it becomes plentiful. We 
have only a few bulbs to spare this fall. Each $3 

Santiam 

White, delicately touched with a reflection of 
pearl. A large flower making a rapid increase. As is 
the case with all the light toned varieties, this is a 
beautiful thing under artificial light. 

3 for 60 cents ; $2 per dozen. 



MIXED, a wonderful mixture of Standard 
and other varieties, providing a colorful show 
for the garden or wonderful material for cut 
flowers, at the very low price of 50 cents pei' 
dozen, or a whole hundred for $4.00. Get ac- 
(juainted with the English type of iris, you will 
love it. But it must be planted tiiis Fall — not 
next Spring ! Place your order now. 



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"RlSHUiXO"' 



"SHJMUYO" 



JAPANESE IRIS 



"There is nothing in the garden like Japanese Iris for 
arrogance, subtlety and sheer insolence of beauty. This is 
precisely the effect conveyed when one sees Japanese Irises 
in large masses. When a few plants are found on the banks 
of a stream, they have more of piquancy and less of bold- 
ness. They are the most striking flowers of July, and not so 
difficult to grow as the average gardener supposes. 

"It is 7iot true that Japanese Irises must have bogland or 
even water in which to bathe their roots. They love mois- 
ture, but will flourish in any good garden soil if water is 
applied in abundance and if the exposure is sunny. The 
latter point is important. It is useless trying to grow Jap- 
anese Irises in a shady spot. Sunlight and moisture are the 
two requisites for success with these plants. 

"Let it be remembered that this type of Iris takes an 
entirely different treatment from the Bearded Iris. Instead 
of being planted almost on the surface of the ground, the 
crowns should be buried two inches. 

"Peat can be added to advantage to soil where Japanese 
Irises are to go. Unlike the bearded Irises, which delight 
In lime, the Japanese forms prefer a soil which is some- 
what acid. Lime should never be used with them. It is also 
important that the ground be kept well cultivated, never 
being allowed to become hard or dry. A summer mulch of 
pulverized peat lessens the amount of hoeing necessary 
and helps to hold the moisture. 

"The location should be one where the drainage is good, 
even though it be close by a pond. These Irises like to have 
their roots reach water in summer, but stagnant water must 
not stand around the clumps, and it is imperative that they 
should not be caked over with ice in winter. 

"Japanese Irises must have plenty of room, and must 
never have competition from weeds or grass. If they are 
used in a general garden away from water, a spot should 
Ije prepared for them by digging out a foot of earth and 
working in an abundance of well rotted cow manure. If the 
earth is at all heavy set the divided clump on a little mound 
of sand. When winter comes a light mulch will be needed. 



"There is only one way in which to get an abundance of 
large flowers, and that is to supply water with a generous 
hand during the spring before the buds open." — Extract 
from "Horticulture" Magazine. 



And from Mr. F. F. Rockwell's valuable book on "Iris" 
we quote the following: 

"Many gardeners have resorted to the expedient of order- 
ing Japanese irises only in mixture, or as unnamed seed- 
lings. All too often these mixtures turn out to contain but a 
few colors, and these of indifferent quality. 

"All of these difficulties have conspired to prevent the 
Japanese irises from attaining the popularity which they so 
richly merit. I mention them, not to make any gardener 
hesitate about planting Japanese irises, but rather to ex- 
plain why they are not more universally known and plant- 
ed, and to caution the securing of stock from a thoroughly 
reliable source. 

"The Japanese irises are the last of the more important 
groups to flower. Beginning before the latest of the Tall 
Bearded sorts have finished, they carry on the pageant of 
iris beauty for most of another month, and to new peaks 
of splendor. 

"The Japanese irises, as already pointed out, differ from 
all of the preceding sorts not only in flower form, but in 
general habit of growth. They are considerably taller. The 
effect as they grow in the garden, either at close view in 
the hardy border or bed. or at a distance in landscape 
planting, is so radically different from that of the Tall 
Bearded irises that it would be well worth while to have 
both, even if they bloomed at the same time. Not only are 
the plants taller, but the foliage and flowers are less for- 
mal, and for that reason preferable for certain types of 
landscaping. 

"For midsummer masses of color on a large scale, the 
Japanese irises are unsurpassed." 



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LIST OF VARIETIES 

Each 



ANGEL'S DEN. Dlil. Yiiuius jiuiple; veiv good grower 50 

ASAGIRE. DM. White, etched with l)lue; n lovely thing 50 

AZURE. I>ld. .Mauve blue, yellow l.lotr-h, dark halo 75 

CLOUD DRESS. DM. (!rey", lined lightly with purple lines 50 

FRANCES E. CLEVELAND. Sgl. A gigantic hlue-lavender; one of the liest of all Japanese irises 50 

GOLD BOUND. 1)1.1. l.arge. pure snow white, gold bar 50 

HATSUKI. !Sgl. T'nifoi'Di blue; very attractive; strikingly blue 50 

HOSOKAWA. Dbl. ruvjih' blue, with white lines radiating from golden bar at center 50 

HOTARI. Sgl. licantitnl light lavender, veined purple; "pijikish" in effect; verv lai'ge 75 

JOSEPHINE HEYWOOD. ,Sgl. Bright blue, vivid purple sheen .' 75 

KAGARABI. Sgl. Fine light lavender, veined red purple 50 

KASUGANO. Dbl. Plum purple, peneilings of lavender, orange blotch 50 

KOKO-NO-IRO. Dbl. Fine large red purple with prominent orange blotch; very late 50 

KOMACHI. Dbl. Deep violet purple variety of great beautv 50 

KOMBARIN. Dbl. Extra fine early white." ' 50 

KUMONO. Dbl. Lavender, veined white, yellow center 50 

KURO KUMO. Dbl. Deep purple, overlaid with blue; extra late 50 

NEPTUNE. Sgl. Beautiful dark red, large orange blotch 75 

NISHIKA. Sgl. Large crimson purple, penciled with white 75 

PARAGON. Sgl. Beautiful large flowers of deep wine red; very striking 75 

RISHONO. Dl)l. Red purple, overlaid brilliant blue; orange center 50 

SHIGA. Dbl. Reddish blue, very large petals; heavily veined white 50 

SHIMOYO. Sgl. llc.-ivily veined violet on a grey ground; see illustration 1.00 

SURI. Sgl. Grey ground, slightly overlaid blue 1.00 

TUJI. Sgl. Dark violet blue, flaked white 75 

VIOLET BEAUTY. Sgl. Pan.sy-violet, yellow blotch; drooping petals 50 

WAKAMURA. Dbl. Crimson violet, with white halo surrounding a yellow bar; sometimes lilooms in fall 75 

YONOMO. Sgl. A monster flower in "mother of jiearl" coloring 1.00 

Three of the same variety for the price of two. Special quotations on large lots. 



Special Collection of Japanese Iris 

Your choici- of 10 for $3.00 or any 5 for $1.75, all labeled and 
jiostpaid. JMea.sc do not include varieties not in this list. 

]\Iake your selection from the following: Angel's Den, Josephine Heywood, Kagaral)i. Kasugano, 
Koko-no-iro, Koniachi, Kombarin, Kumono, Kuro Kiuno, Neptune, Nisliika, Paragon, Rishono, 
Shiga, Shimoyo, Tuji. Better include one or two second choices, in case we are sold out of some you 
select. Choose two each of five varieties, if yon so desire. 



ORIENTAL POPPIES AND THEIR CULTURE 



There is nothing more brilliantly 
attractive — more strikingly noticeable 
in any garden — than a clump of Ori- 
ental Poppies. The orange-scarlet, with 
big black velvety spots, is the one most 
fre:|uently seen and. 1 think, the 
"Prince Charming" of them all, al- 
though there are blood-reds, lavenders, 
salmons and whites, all of which are 
very beautiful. 

Many times I had bought plants, 
only to have them die, and many times 
I had planted seed — but with very 



By Mi!s. R. B. BRii)(jE.\t.\.\ (Mo.) 

little success — simply because I did 
not know how to care for them. Finally 
I bought plants in the dormant season 
and set them out. After becoming 
established in their new home they 
made wonderful growth in the Fall. 

Oriental Poppies are ciuite hardy, 
and stay green most of the winter un- 
der a light covering, which they should 
have. When spring comes the plants 
make rapid growth and very soon big 
fat buds appear. In a few days, these 



buds burst into a radiant brilliance, to 
my joy and satisfaction. 

Do not buy Poppies in the spring 
and expect tlfem to do their best. Buy 
them in their dormant season, in 
August or early September — carefully 
plant them — let them get their roots 
firmly established — the little feeding 
roots active and ready for quick work 
in the spring — and you will have glori- 
ous Poppies in your garden, and a 
thrilling satisfaction in your heart. — 
From "The Flower GroKer." 



WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING VARIETIES: 



BEAUTY OF LIVERMORE. Deep ox blood r.d. 
velvety texlure. Each 50c 

CERISE REDDER. Brilliant cerise pink, dwarf, 
lu-odueing a great al)undance of flowers. Each 50c 

KING GEORGE. Large fringed flowers of bi'il- 
Hant scarlet, petals deeply cut like a p;n'i'ot tulip, 
^lediuin height, fast inereaser. Each 50c 



LORD LAMBOURNE. Fringed, like the forego- 
ing but with heavy black blotches and a slightly dif- 
ferent shade. Each 50c 

LULU NEELEY. Kine.st Oriental Poi)iiy in the 
world today that cau be sold at a [lopidar price. A 
j)rolifie blooming sort of deep blood-red, massive in 
si/e. oil tall straight stems. 

Each $1, three for $2, a dozen for $6 



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MASTERPIECE, liilac color, marvelous flower, 
but should be g'rown with sliglit pi'Oteetion from the 
sun to prevent fading of the delicate color. Each $1 

MRS. FISHER. Extra large, deep crimson, 4-ft. 
stems. Each $1 

MRS. PERRY. A very lovely salmon-pink. 

Each 50c 

PERFECTION. Large deep flowers, entrancing 
shade of pink with immense black spots at base. 

Each $1 



TRILBY. One of the last to bloom. Dark, lustrous, 
deep red, the petals having a plaited appearance. 
Very large, and one of the finest of all ])oppies. 

Each $2 

WATTEAU. Pure flesh-coral : covered with flow- 
ers. No blotch on petals. This is one of the rarest 
and loveliest in our k.st. Each $2 

WURTEMBERGIA. Enormous cerise scarlet ; very 
tall growing. An outstanding flower, attaining al- 
most unbelievable size. Each $1 



RECENT NOVELTIES IN ORIENTAL POPPIES 



From Mr. Curtis, of Cincinnati : 
AMUN RA. Red-orange, 28 to 30 inches high, 
flowei's 8-9 inches across. Outstanding quality. 

NET, each $2.00 

PINK PEARL. Very fine and distinct : a delicate 
shade of light pearly pink, vigorous and prolific. 
Appears like one large tulip within a larger one. Its 

From Dr. Neeley, 

CAVALIER. Larger than the enormous variety 
Wurtembergia, perfectly formed, and lasts extra 
long in flower. The color is glowing cerise. Few 
plants. NET, each $10 



delicati' coloi' cannot stand the strong reds and bright 
salmons, and to see it at its best, should be planted 
witii blue iris or an early delphinium. Stock, limited. 
Medium lu'ight. NET, each $2.50 

RED LACQUER. A lu-w deep dark red. of sti'ong 
a])peal. Stiff erect stems to 4i inches tall. Blooms 
7 to 9 inches across. AVell named. NET, each $2.00 

of Paulding, Ohio: 

ENCHANTRESS. Soft lilac-rose, a near approach 
to lavender. Opens perfectly, holds its color remark- 
ably well for tiiis shade. A true novelty of excep- 
tioiml miu-it. Only a very few plants. NET, each $10 



LILIES 



Tivo new Lilies, produced by 
the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture! 

L. Shukshan 

To those familiar with Lilium Humboldtii this new 
lily might be easily visualized as a great improve- 
ment, with extremely large flowers of a soft tone of 
salmon-orange, and with a lesser number of spots. 
The few spots present are of large size and confined 
largely to the central portion of the flower. Shuk- 
shan is a loosely built flower, produced on stiff but 
slightly willowy stems. It is one of the easiest doers 
in our collection of new hybrid lilies, and will thrive 
in sun or semi-shade, is not particular as to soil as 
long as it is not too wet or hardpan. Plant about 10 
inches deep or perhaps slightly deeper in the north- 
eastern part of the country. Height, up to 6 feet. 

Each 75c, three for $2.00 

L. KULSHAN 

Very much like the foregoing' in all respects, ex- 
cept that it is very heavily speckled with soft brown- 
ish spots. Not quite as tall. The same type of hybrid, 
and should be accorded the same treatment. This is 
being offered for the fir.st time this year. Very lim- 
ited stock. 

Each $1.00, three for $2.50 

L. Testaceum 



(The Nankeen Lily.) Perhaps the most distinct in 
color of all lilies — a soft apricot or yellow-buff, gen- 

-{ Pai/e Thirty |- 



erally described as nankeen yellow. Although known 
and grown for many years, testaceum is still quite 
rare, mainly because so many growers send out dis- 
eased stock. We have secured the cleanest and 
healthiest planting of this lily that it has ever been 
our pleasure to see growing, and purchasers may be 
assured that finer bulbs will not be found anywhere. 
The Nankeen lily is very well adapted to planting in 
the border, and makes a lovely companion to del- 
I)hiniums, as it blooms at about the same time. Plant 
(|uite shallow, about three inches, and do not disturb 
the clump. It will increase in size and beautj^ with 
ea(di succeeding year. Especially selected large 
bulbs. $1 each, $10 per dozen. Plant this lily early; 
no deliveries after Oct. 20th. 

L. Regale 

(Regal or Royal Lily.) L^nquestionably the best 
known and most popular lily in the world today, dis- 
covered in the mountain fastnesses of China some 
years ago by E. PI. AA^ilson, famed horticulturist. The 
huge flowers are trumpet shaped, brownish rose on 
the exterior, white suffused luminous yelloAV within. 
One of the easiest of all lilies to grow, it multiplies 
rapidly, and reaches a height of five or six feet on 
matured plants. The blossoms have a delicious scent. 
It flowers in late June and July, and should be plant- 
ed about 8 or 10 inches deep in sun or light shade. 
Hardy anywhere. Extra selected bulbs. 

Each 25c, three for 50c, $1.75 per dozen 



L. SULPHUREUM 

One of the rarest and grandest of all lilies. It is 
among the last to bloom, the flowers being produced 
in September. Color inside is pale snliilmr yellow, 
beeoming more intense yellow in the throat. There 
is a greenish gleam inside the flower contrasting 
remarkably with the yellow tone, and the exterior is 
streaked and shaded reddish l)r()A\'n. The indivitlual 
blossoms are enormous, attaining a length of ten to 
twelve inches. Height five to seven feet. As it is 
stem rooting, it should be planted very deep, ten 
inches at least, and in cold sections it should be 
covered with a nuilch in winter. Our bulbs are grown 
right here in Oregon, and are of wonderful size. Very 
limit. d stock. Each $1.50, three for $4.00 

Lilium sulphureum 

I measured one of the best stems today and found is to be 
8 feet in height and carrying seven magnificent trumpet- 
shaped flowers each S inches in lengtli and the same across 
the slightly reciu'ved mouth, the spread of the horizontally- 
disposed blooms being 2 feet. 

The soil in which the bulbs were planted consists of 
heavy and rather soapy loam, to which was added a little 
leaf-mould and sand. This was necessary as the natural 
soil here is sandy clay. 

As this Lily grows so tall and slender — the stem is not 
more than % inch in diameter — and blooms rather late, it 
is advisable to plant on the sheltered side of a wall or shrub 
in order that the huge flowers may be protected from the 
autumn gales. One of the groups in question faces full east 
with a 10-foot bush of Erica arborea in its rear, which 
breaks the strong gales we have from the west at this 
season of the year. 

This fine, hardy Lily was discovered by Mr. W. Boxall in 
Upper Burma, and this gentleman sent bulbs to Messrs. 
Hugh Low and Co.. with whom it flowered in 1889. For 
some reason it has been given the reputation of being only 
half-hardy, but 1 think that in time this will be found to 
be incorrect, and I advise anyone interested to plant it 
without the slightest hesitation, and plant the bulbs 9 
inches deep, care being taken to see that the position is 
fairly well drained, especially where the natural soil is 
clay. — E. Markham in Gardening lUu.strated. 

L. Henryi 

(The yellow Speciosum.) Here is one of the most 
dependable and robust of all lilies, as well as one of 
the most beautiful and distinct. Flowering in August, 
and lasting long in bloom, the Henryi lily is of a 
soft clear orange or orange-yellow, very heavy of 
substance, and with a sort of beard or tiny "teeth" 
about the center. There are a few greenish spots near 
the central portion as well, and the brown anthers 
swing loosely from pale green stamens. The stems 
reach a height of four to seven or even eight feet on 
established clumps. Should be planted 10 or 12 
inches deep, preferably in slight shade. Very hardy, 
and thrives not only in cold sections but in the south 
as well. Very fine large bulbs. 40c each, $3.50 per 
ten. ]\lammoth size, 75c each. 

L. Umbellatum 

A very easy subject to grow, and especially desir- 
able because it flowers ahead of ])ractically all the 
other lilies in this list, being at its be.st in early June. 
The flowers are produced in umbellate heads, several 
in the clusters, and are a bright orange or orange- 
red in color. The growth is stocky, stems being about 
two or two and one-half feet tall. Plant four or five 
inches deep. Hardy and most reliable. 

Each 40 cents, $3.50 per dozen. 




Kegal (above), Henryi (center), Testaceum (lower). 



-[ Pafft' T/iir/y-one 



The J\[ew 

SUNSET 
LILY 




On the right we present 
a color reproduction of 
this grand new lily, a 
flower which is destined 
to become universally pop- 
ular. 

Because of its ease of 
culture, rapidity of in- 
crease, and its extreme 
hardiness, the new SUN- 
SET LILY is certain to 
achieve Avidespread favor. 
It is not only of the easi- 
est culture, but is likewise 
of rare beauty and robust 
constitution. It has been 
known to attain a height 
of twelve feet, Avitli from 
20 to 40 flowers to the 
stalk, and ma.v be depend- 
ed upon to grow consis- 
tently to 5 or 6 feet. Not 
particular as to soil, it will 
thrive in full sun or par- 
tial shade, and while it ap- 
preciates good drainage, a 
liberal amount of water 
during the growing season 
pays good dividends in 
larger blossoms and great- 
er height. 

^ The SUNSET LILY has 
few rivals in the group 
which are generally char- 
acterized as RED. No oth- 
er red lily compares with 
it in size nor height, and 
certainly none of them are 
as easy and simple to 
grow — it is practically 
fool-proof. As will be noted 
in the color illustration, 
this lily is l)right red in 
color, the central portion 
being a bright yellow with 
dark spots. The anthers 
are long and very pro- 
nounced, lending grace and airiness to the flowei 
Stems are straight and strong with no tendency to 
droop. Plant medium depth, about eight or nine 
inches, in a position Avhere water or seepage will not 
stand during the winter. 

PRICES: Strong well gi'own l)nll)s. with two or 
more crowns, each 50c, 3 for $1, 12 for $3.50. Singh 
crown bulbs for naturalizing. $20 per hundred. Post 
paid. 

Every lily bulb we send out will be a healthy, clean, fresh 
specimen of flowering size. If you have been disappointed 
before in buying lily bulbs, just give us a trial order. 

-| Paffe T hirt y-tivo ]■• 



(Please don't confuse with L. Pardel 
twice 



SUNSET LILY 

inum. which somewhat resembles this picture. The Sunset Lily is 
as large and finer in every respect.) 



de 



Cooleys Hardy Lily Collection 

All seven of the folloAviiig. i)roperly packed, 
labeled and prepaid, for *2.00. 
2 Sunset Lily 

1 Testaceum, apricot-yellow. 

2 Regale, white. 
1 lienryi, orange-.yellow. 
1 Umbellatum, orange-red. 
All first rpiality blooming size Inilbs. 



SWEENEY. STRAUB 8 DIMM 
HORTICULTURAL PRINTERS 
PORTLAND. OREGON